The Coronation of King Charles III is fast approaching, and we want all our parishes to be able to celebrate the historic occasion in the best way possible.  

The Coronation ceremony, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May, conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, will be at the heart of the Coronation weekend (6th to 8th May).  

The ceremony will be followed by a day of community celebration (The Coronation Big Lunch, 7th May) and a day of volunteering and service (The Big Help Out, 8th May). 

Building on themes of community, faith and service, the Coronation weekend will be a celebratory moment, a chance for people to come together and for churches to share an invitational message about the Christian faith. 

The Church of England is sharing a range of resources for churches, individuals and families to use to mark the Coronation weekend: 

Resources for churches 

  • Book of Daily Prayers - The Church will begin 28 days of prayer and spiritual preparation alongside the King, praying with and for the King from Easter Sunday to the Coronation (Sunday 9th April – Saturday 6th May). 
  • Resources for prayer and worship - Special prayers and sample orders of service are available for churches, individuals, and families to use to mark the Coronation. 
  • Coronation Information Pack - The information pack shares resources, ideas and information on how your church or parish might choose to mark the Coronation weekend. 
  • Daily Prayers and Reflections - Official prayers will be available across our social media channels to be shared digitally or used in printed material. Share your prayers and thoughts on the Coronation using the hashtag #CoronationPrayers from 10th April to Coronation Day on 6th May. 
  • Online Service - An online service for the Coronation of King Charles III will be streamed from the Church of England's website, Facebook and YouTube channels on Sunday 7th May and available on-demand immediately after its conclusion. 

Community celebration and volunteering 

  • Coronation Concert - Broadcasting live from the grounds of Windsor Castle, the Coronation Concert (Sunday 7th May) will bring together music icons, contemporary stars, a world-class orchestra and art performances in celebration of this historic occasion. 
  • The Coronation Big Lunch - The Coronation Big Lunch (6th-8th May) is a nationwide act of celebration and friendship as neighbours and communities share food and fun together. 
  • The Big Help Out - The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation. It will also encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. 

Resources for young people and families 

A range of resources for schools, young people and families will be available soon on the Church of England website including: 

  • A podcast of children's Coronation stories 
  • A resource pack for schools and assemblies 
  • Coronation colouring packs, arts and crafts and other resources 

A Church Near You 

Help people find out about the services and events you are planning for the Coronation weekend on Use it to list your Coronation services, celebration events or volunteering work.