The Coronation will be a historic moment in the life of our nation, a time to reflect on our history, celebrate who we are and look to our future.
The Coronation will be a weekend of festivities and celebrations as well as an opportunity to explore some of the Coronation’s wider themes, including service to others. At its centre is a Christian service in which His Majesty will be anointed as King. It will be rooted in longstanding tradition and Christian symbolism. We offer prayers for the King and the Royal Family for this important occasion.
We hope that this would be a moment for the nation and many around the world to encounter the person of Jesus Christ, the servant King, and hear His call to each of us to serve others.
The Coronation weekend presents a unique opportunity for the Church to reach out, gather together with those we know, and establish new links and relationships. There are many ways for churches and Christians to be involved, from church services, to volunteering initiatives and community events.
A wide range of resources have been created to help people pray, create, encounter, and mark the event in their own setting.
As we prepare for the King’s Coronation, let’s serve others, connect with our neighbours, and give thanks to God for the unity we find in the great diversity of our nation.
Prayers for the Coronation of King Charles III
The journey to the Coronation weekend starts after Easter, with a season of prayer. The Church of England has published a special book of prayers called 'Prayers for the Coronation of King Charles III'. Running for 28 days, from the 9th April to the day of the Coronation, the book has daily prayers, readings and reflections. You can also sign up to receive free daily Coronation reflection emails. Prayer booklets are available from Church House Publishing.
Resources for Churches
The Church of England has created prayer and worship materials for church services during the weekend. There is a Coronation information pack for churches, and editable Coronation publicity to support churches promote local services and events.
The Creative Commission Programme for Youth People
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England are partnering with Youth Beyond Borders to find enthusiastic young artists aged 18-25 to undertake our Creative Commission Programme as part of the Coronation for King Charles III. Find out more about it here.
Share Your Event
The Coronation weekend is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together. The Church of England is encouraging churches to share and list what they are doing over the Coronation weekend on AChurchNearYou.com, so that people in your community can find out what's happening nearby.
The Big Help Out
You might choose to get involved in ‘The Big Help Out’ on 8th May. Organised by The Together Coalition, it will involve a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the UK.
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. See how you can 'lend a hand' here.
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.
You might choose to host a Coronation Big Lunch in your church building, through a regular lunch club you run, or support and promote local events that are happening. Learn more about how you can get involved.