Flag Flying

On behalf of the Richmond Team Ministry appropriate flags are flown from the flagpole atop the 15th century tower of St Mary Magdalene. These include the flag of St George, with the arms of the Diocese of Southwark in the first quarter, on Christian festivals. The Union flag is flown on important national days, a reminder that the Church of England exists to serve the whole community. Some other national communities living in Richmond have donated their own national flags to be flown on their national days. A monthly flying list is posted on the notice board in the West porch of the church – the current list is reproduced below. Appropriate flags can be flown at weddings and funerals by prior arrangement.

WHY IS THE FLAG FLYING?
Date Commemoration Flag
Sunday, 5 November All Saints Day (transferred) St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Sunday, 12 November Remembrance Sunday Union
Monday, 14 November 69th Birthday Anniversary of HRH The Prince of Wales Wales*
Monday, 20 November 70th Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen Union
Thursday, 23 November Richmond’s US community celebrates Thanksgiving Day USA**
Sunday, 26 November Feast of Christ the King St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Thursday, 30 November St Andrew’s Day St Andrew’s Cross***

*Donated by Richmond’s Welsh community and friends of Wales
**Donated by Richmond, The American International University in London
***Donated by David Martin