The Flags 

Flag Flying 
 
1. A Church of England church is, strictly speaking, permitted to fly only one flag and that is of St George, the Patron Saint of England. However, as a redundant church, St Peter’s is fortunately exempt from this restriction. 
 
2. Currently, St Peter’s has a panoply of 25 flags, which are flown on the appropriate days of the year. See the Schedule of Flags Flying further down this page. In addition, there is a “Flag of the Day” information board inside the church portal explaining the flag currently flying. 
 
3. Weather permitting, the Tower Constable raises the flag by 9:00 am and lowers it at 6:00pm on the day. 
 
4. A list of all the flag flying days with details of each flag is available either online or by contacting ___________. 
 
5. Many of the flags have been hand-made by David Sherratt, who also maintains the flags in a good state of repair. Occasionally, if the weather is severe we have to forego flag flying to avoid damage to the flags. 
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Date 
26th of January 
 
 
 
 
5th of February 
 
 
 
 
6th of February 
 
 
 
 
1st of March 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March (date varies) 
 
 
 
 
10th of March 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17th of March 
 
 
 
 
 
15th of April 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st of April 
 
 
 
 
22nd of April 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23rd of April  
 
 
 
 
 
 
7th of May 
 
 
 
 
 
19th of May 
 
 
 
 
25th of May 
 
 
 
 
 
30th of May 
 
 
 
 
2nd of June 
 
 
 
 
June (date variable) 
 
 
 
 
June (date variable) 
 
 
 
 
15th of June 
 
 
 
 
 
18th of June 
 
 
 
 
20th of June 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29th of June 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July (date variable) 
 
 
 
 
1st of July 
 
 
 
 
4th of July 
 
 
 
 
3rd of September 
 
 
 
 
6th to 15th of September 
 
 
 
 
21st of October 
 
 
 
 
25th of October 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November (date variable) 
 
 
 
 
11th of November 
 
 
 
 
 
14th of November 
 
 
 
 
29th of November 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30th of November 
 
 
 
 
 
Date Variable  
Occasion 
Australia Day 
 
 
 
 
Waitangi Day 
 
 
 
 
Accession of HM the Queen (1952) 
 
 
 
St. David's Day 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commonwealth Day 
 
 
 
 
Ordination of Thomas Wolsey (1498) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Patrick's Day 
 
 
 
 
 
George Cross awarded to Malta (1942) 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthday of HM the Queen (1926) 
 
 
 
 
(Putative) Birthday of William Shakespeare (1564) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. George's Day 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battle of Ethandun (AD878) 
 
 
 
 
 
Marlborough Charter Day (Queen Elizabeth I) (1576) 
 
 
 
Wessex Day 
 
 
 
 
 
HMS Marlborough formerly adopted by the Town 
 
 
 
Coronation of HM The Queen (1953) 
 
 
 
Armed Forces Day 
 
 
 
 
Official Birthday of HM the Queen 
 
 
 
Sealing of the Magna Carta (1215) 
 
 
 
 
 
Waterloo Day 
 
 
 
 
Marlborough Charter Day (King John 1204) 
 
 
 
 
 
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea Sunday 
 
 
 
 
Canada Day 
 
 
 
 
American Indepedence Day 
 
 
 
 
Merchant Navy Day 
 
 
 
 
Battle of Britain Week 
 
 
 
 
Trafalgar Day (1805) 
 
 
 
 
St. Crispin’s Day (Battle of Agincourt 1415) 
 
 
 
 
 
Remembrance Sunday 
 
 
 
 
Armistice Day (1918) 
 
 
 
 
 
HRH Prince of Wale’s Birthday 
 
 
 
 
Death of Cardinal Wolsey (1530) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Andrew's Day 
 
 
 
 
 
Major Papal events (e.g. visit by Pope to UK) 
Flag 
National Flag of Australia 
 
 
 
 
National Flag of New Zealand 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
National Flag of Wales 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
Wolsey's Arms 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St Patrick’s Saltire 
 
 
 
 
 
The Flag of Malta 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
Shakespeare Family Crest 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. George's Cross 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Flag of Wessex 
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Standard of Queen Elizabeth I 
 
 
 
The Flag of Wessex 
 
 
 
 
 
White Ensign 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
Tri Service Flag 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
Royal Standard of King John 
 
 
 
 
 
Union Jack 
 
 
 
 
Royal Standard of King John 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flag of St Peter 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red Ensign 
 
 
 
 
National Flag of Canada 
 
 
 
 
Stars and Stripes 
 
 
 
 
Red Ensign 
 
 
 
 
Royal Airforce Association Standard 
 
 
 
White Ensign 
 
 
 
 
St. George's Cross 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tri Service Flag 
 
 
 
 
1914 - 1918 War Rememberance Flag 
 
 
 
 
Prince of Wale’s Flag 
 
 
 
 
Wolsey's Arms 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Andrew's Saltire 
 
 
 
 
 
Flag of the Holy See 
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