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
Tuesday, 3 October Richmond’s German community and (since 1983) our twin town of Konstanz on German national day Germany*
Monday, 9 October Richmond’s Canadian community celebrate their Thanksgiving Day Canada**
Thursday, 12 October Richmond’s Spanish community on Spanish national day Spain***
Wednesday, 18 October Feast of St Luke the Evangelist St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Tuesday, 24 October United Nations Day United Nations****
Saturday, 28 October Feast of St Simon and St Jude, Apostles St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter

*Donated by the German School in Petersham
**Donated by Birgid Scharf
***Donated by a friend of Spain
****Donated by Richmond’s United Nations Association