Proudly fly the long-lasting American-made, Episcopal Flag outside your church or home. Are you displaying indoors? Choose the sleeve & gold fringe finish for proper displaying.
Our Episcopal flag is crafted with high-quality, lightweight nylon for reliable everyday use in all types of weather. It’s quick-drying and light enough to wave in low winds. The durable screenprint design retains its colors in the sun and resists heat damage. Fly your new flag with confidence thanks to the tough canvas header and rust-proof brass grommets. The outdoor flag includes:
If you’re looking to display or hang your Episcopal Church flag inside, our sleeve and gold fringe flag is perfect! Pair your indoor Episcopal flag with an indoor flagpole set for a respectful presentation. This indoor Episcopal flag includes:
*Flying or displaying next to the American flag? Make sure to present the American flag in the center of a display or with the Episcopal flag to the right of the American flag. Respect the fringe. Fringed flags should not be hung on walls.
The Episcopal Church is one of the oldest active churches founded in America, dating to after the American War of Independence. The Episcopal church was based on the Anglican order. However, as the colonies fought for independence and older English religious practices fell out of style, the Episcopal faith was established in 1785.
The Episcopal flag is said to have been designed by William Baldwin, a representative of the New York Diocese at the first Episcopalian convention. He created it to make it the symbol of the new Christian denomination.
The red cross in the design is known as St. George’s cross. St. George is the patron saint of England, and the red and white cross design that bears his name has become a famous symbol of both the country and the Anglican church. The X-shaped cross in the top left corner is called a Saltire, and this particular blue-and-white design is based on St. Andrew’s saltire; likewise, to England, St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.
The coloration was selected as a reflection of the Episcopal denomination being founded in America and for symbolic Christian reasons. The white represents Jesus Christ’s purity, the red for the blood spilled in Christ’s sacrifice, and the blue for the sky and Jesus’ faithfulness.
Baldwin, unfortunately, did not live to see his design become the main symbol of the Episcopal faith. It was officially adopted in 1940 after decades of widespread use.