Flags and flagpoles: consistory court considerations

An earlier post Flags and flagpoles: Church of England reviewed the guidance that has been issued in relation to the flying of flags in the Church of England; this followed a report in the Church Times prior to the submission of a proposed Private Members’ Motion to General Synod which called for the prohibition of “the Pride rainbow flag” on church buildings. We observed that it was unsurprising that various urban myths had developed regarding the flying of flags given the lack of consistency within the advice that is available; the guidance reviewed concerned the flying of flags and the installation of flagpoles. This post looks at  other aspects that have been considered by the consistory courts, and in government guidance – laying up and disposal of historic flags; other flag-related issues; and includes an augmented summary of the relevant advice. Continue reading