Keeping the flags flying


Anyone passing Christ church the other day might have been surprised to note that we had 3 different flags flying within the space of 24 hours.

The serial sequence was as follows, with a brief explanation:

  • Australia  (last night to midday 26th January) celebrating Australia Day, marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.
  • India (mid day to this evening) celebrating Republic Day when they became self governing and published their constitution
  • Shetland  (this evening) in celebration of Lerwick Up Helly Aa , a Viking fire festival, reinvented in the 1880’s.

We are proud to celebrate the diversity of our church family and visitors to our community – our use of flags reflects this. All are welcome at Christ Church


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