Friday 12th September 2014
A new flag was raised to the top of Exeter Cathedral this morning, where it will fly all year around.
Previously, the Cathedral flew a flag – the Cross of St George - on holy days or days of national significance, but the new Cathedral flag will fly each and every day. The new flag has the Cathedral coat of arms on a blue background.
It was formally raised by the Dean Jonathan Draper and Canon Ian Morter, to the sound of singing from a small group of Cathedral choristers.
The Dean said: “Flying a flag is a way of drawing attention to the place where it flies. Flying a flag on the Cathedral makes it more visible and more attractive. Its also a sign of pride and respect for our heritage."