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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Sunday, May 31, 2009
    Just about flagging
    The blue banner is still fluttering lightly from the window, in common with the many others along the avenue, and the doors and windows festooned with Everton shirts, newspaper posters, cut out heads of David Moyes. Flags, banners: they're significant things on all sorts of levels. I spoke about them tonight (and of course got in the Everton references, me in my royal blue clerical shirt and some of the congregation proudly wearing the colours too), at a Royal British Legion Combined Service for the Laying-up of an Old Standard and Dedication of a New Standard. Six days away from the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings, I spoke On flags - and setting up banners in the name of God.

    Full text of the Service here [PDF]