Flags of the Nations: United Kingdom

The Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is popularly called the Union Jack. It is officially known as the Union Flag. The flag is a blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland). (via ukflag.facts.co)

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: United Kingdom

The Church of the Nazarene in the United Kingdom traces its origin to the Pentecostal Church of Scotland, which began with a congregation founded 1906 by George Sharpe. This group united with the Church of the Nazarene in 1915, and it was followed by two other holiness groups in the 1950s.

The United Kingdom had a population of 65,105,246 in 2018. That same year, the United Kingdom reported 76 Churches of the Nazarene, 75 of which had been officially organized. The United Kingdom has 3,376 total members.

There are two Phase 3 districts in the United Kingdom. It is a part of the Eurasia Region.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.
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