The Coronation of King Charles III

A range of resources for churches, individuals and families to use to mark the Coronation weekend.

The Coronation of King Charles III is a historic moment in the life of our nation.

The Coronation ceremony, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May and conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, will be the centrepiece of the Coronation weekend (6-8 May). It will be a service rooted in Christian symbolism, reflecting the King’s role today whilst looking to the future.

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

Official photos of King Charles III for church use:

When using these images you must credit the photographer please

Resources for churches

Download resources that churches can use to promote worship, community and volunteering events.

Coronation reflections

Sign up to our free daily Coronation reflection emails, straight to your inbox from Easter Day to Coronation Day.

Community celebration & volunteering

The Coronation weekend is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together. Discover ways in which you can get involved.

Resources for young people and families

Download a range of resources for schools, young people and families to commemorate the Coronation.

Resources Centre 

The Resource Centre at Easton is open for click and collect on Thursdays. Bunting, fairy lights and more availble to borrow. 

A prayer

Almighty God, we give you thanks for Charles your servant and our King, for his devotion to his family, nation and Commonwealth and to the Earth, our fragile home. We thank you for his faith in you and his love for all peoples and for his call to be our sovereign in such a time as this.

Bless and protect Charles in all the years to come, grant him long to reign over us and give him gifts of wisdom and discernment as together we face the opportunities and challenges of our age. Bless Camilla the Queen Consort, William, Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family in this time of mourning and of change.

May we all abide in your love, draw strength from the deep wells of Christian hope and dedicate ourselves afresh to God’s kingdom of justice and peace.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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