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[Anglican Catholic Church] by Eugene Ipavec, 23 October 2007

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Description of the flag

At anglicancatholic.org.uk is an image of a variant form of the flag at [identification from the church, St Alban the Martyr, Northolt, England, given on this page]. This variant has the church's arms [St. George's cross with crossed key and crozier argent in canton azure] in a shield placed in the white canton of a St. George's flag rather than the white crossed crozier and key in a blue canton of a St. George's flag. Perhaps the two variants reflect UK vs. US usage?
Ned Smith, 7 November 2004


Variant of the flag

[Anglican Catholic Church] image located by Bob Hunt, 21 October 2007

This photo is of a flag currently used by a parish of the Anglican Catholic Church in the US. This flag resembles that depicted at the top of the page, but there are some differences. It more closely resembles that of the Episcopal Church, probably because the early churches of the ACC/US comprised predominantly members who came from the Episcopal Church, in the late 1970s.

Measurements of this flag are close approximates, without the fringe: length/width = 58 in. X 36 in. (5x3 ft.), canton = 22 in. X 15 in., width of the arms of the cross = 6 in. The George cross here is not just off-center horizontally; it's off-center vertically as well - the measure from the top of the horizontal arm to the top edge of the flag is 15 in. (width of the canton), while the measure from the bottom of the horizontal arm to the bottom edge of the flag is 14 in. (Some differences in measurements are due to overlapping at seams and interfaces). I cannot explain the overall centering. The crossed crosier and key are appliqued by stitching on to the canton.

I believe this may be a specially-constructed flag, because it was made by a company in Ohio, after a phone call to ascertain the gross measurements of the corresponding US flag (which would be displayed with this church flag). At this time, I have not personally examined any other flags of ACC parishes, to determine uniformity or conformity; and I do not know of any commercial providers as yet.

In comparing this flag to the one at the top of this page, we see that the referenced flag has a centered George cross, with narrower arms. The canton of the referenced flag has a longer (proportionate) length than does this flag. We might assume that similar flags of churches in the UK will reflect the centered George cross; those of the US, the off-centered George cross. The main similarity, of course, will be the presence of the crosier-and-key arms somewhere in or near the canton (see http://www.anglicancatholic.org.uk/gallery/st_alban_mission.html).

Incidently, the Anglican Catholic Church is represented in other countries, including the UK.

Bob Hunt, 21 October 2007