Flying the flag for the diocese


Through the generosity of one of its members, the Friends of Coventry Cathedral are pleased to have provided Coventry Cathedral with new flagpoles.  

The old flagpoles fell into disuse some twenty-five years ago when their mechanism failed.  The replacement flagpoles are not only useable but also vandal-proof. Flags can now be flown at Coventry Cathedral on all national and Diocesan occasions in the future.  

The Coventry Diocesan flag was raised on the new flagpoles for the first time by Dan Anderson, Head Verger in the presence of Martin R Williams (Chairman of the Friends) and Barry Greener (a Vice-President of the Friends).

Martin R Williams says:

“Membership of the Friends joins together people from Coventry, from the Diocese and from across the world. What we all have in common is a desire to support the Cathedral both its ministry and its building. In 2021 Coventry celebrates being UK City of Culture, a year with many opportunities for the Cathedral to join in the city celebrations and fly the flag!

The donor remembered the sight of Cathedral flags flying to welcome Royal visitors in the Cathedral’s early days, and was determined to make good the loss of that facility for the future.”  

More details of the Friends are on their website: www.friendsofcoventrycathedral.org.uk


First published on: 7th July 2021