St George Pennant

St George pennant the flag of England

English churches very often fly the St George pennant. Some establishments prefer to fly the pennant for many reasons. See here for further information. Crafted from high-grade materials sourced here in the UK, all our flags are manufactured for outdoor use. A flat-felled interlocking stitch is used for all seams to combine the separate pieces that go into making the flag. Great care is taken to ensure all the seams are interlocked and finished with four rows of stitching at the fly end for a robust finish.

We take great pride in adhering to the traditional methods used to create our St George pennant. The process may not be instantaneous but it is perfect for our attention to detail.

SizeFully SewnPrice
1yd 36" x 18"91cm x 45cm25.00
1.5yd4'6" x 2'3"137cm x 68cm37.00
2yd6' x 3'183cm x 91cm58.00
2.5yd7'6" x 3'9"229cm x 114cm£77.00
3yd9' x 4'6"274cm x 137cm£88.00
4yd12' x 6'365cm x 183cm£130.00

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Historic origins of the St George Pennant

The red cross on a white background is inextricably linked to Saint George, who became the patron saint of England in 1348. However, it was used long before this time as the symbol of the Knights Templar during the Second Crusade (1145–1149). The St George Cross was only acknowledged as the English emblem following the conclusion of the Third Crusade. There are accounts of Edward I wearing the red cross on a white background at the Battle of Evesham in 1265 and it is mentioned again at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The red cross on a white background, today, has become known as the Flag of England

Our stock sizes:

Regular stock sizes range from 1yd to 4yds. However, other sizes can be supplied on request – prices on application. Manufactured from 155gms MoD-approved woven polyester, the strongest flag fabric for outdoor flags. Nylon Bonded thread is used throughout the sewing process with 100% White header tape providing extra strength.  All sewn flags come complete with rope and toggle unless otherwise requested. Other fixtures and fittings are available on application. Anti-fray (netting) prevents fraying if your flags are exposed or in a windy location. This can be added at an extra cost, also on request

All fabric, exposed to the elements will eventually fray so please follow the advice below to prolong the life span of your flag.

Flag care and maintenance

Woven / Spun Polyester: Typically 155gsm. Often referred to as MoD grade, this is the most durable material for making flags. Any other fabric does not surpass its strength-to-weight ratio.

It is very important to ensure that the flag can fly free without striking or coming into constant contact with any obstructions such as a wall, a tree or foliage or the surface of a pole that is rough.

It is also important to consider whether the flag will constantly be exposed to harsh or extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain or heavily polluted urban environments.

Flying an excessively large flag in bad weather will dramatically reduce life expectancy.

How long a flag will last is an impossible question to answer as it depends upon many factors.

It is not recommended to fly your flag continuously as this will reduce the life expectancy. Typically a flag flown continuously 24/7 may only last approximately 3 months.

Left out indefinitely, a flag will eventually succumb to the elements

Hand-wash or gently machine-wash at 30 degrees using a mild detergent. If unsure, consult your flagmaker.

Once a flag has become too dirty, it won’t be easy to clean

  • Never fly in inclement weather and strong winds
  • Flags should always be thoroughly dry before folding and storage
  • Flags should be taken down at night and in inclement weather

Your flag will endure much longer if it is cared for properly.

To get more life out of your flag you can always re-hem the outer fly edge when it eventually becomes worn. Simply cut away the frayed edge and hem with a suitable sewing machine.