The Coronation of King Charles III

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The Coronation of King Charles III is a historic moment in the life of our nation. The Coronation ceremony on Saturday 6 May will reflect the King’s role today and look towards the future. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to clergy to share their hopes, desires and prayers for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on the 6 May.

Click here to read the Archbishops' letter

Click here to read technical guidance from the coronation planning team

Resources for children

Download colouring sheets for children (PDF)

Church of England resources for primary and secondary schools are now available to download.

Key dates

28 Days of Prayer

Sun 9 April to Sat 6 May

National Week of Prayer

Sun 30 April to Sat 6 May

The Coronation

Sat 6 May

Big Coronation Lunch

Sun 7 May

Big Help Out

Mon 8 May


The timetable

There will be loads going on over the whole weekend of the Coronation. Here are a few things you might want to get involved with...

The Big Lunch

Bring your community together by hosting a lunch on 6-8 May.

The Big Help Out

Celebrate and recruit volunteers and make the impact of the coronation long-lasting. Find out more.



An online service will be streamed from the Church of England's website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 7 May and available on-demand immediately after its conclusion. You may like to share thise service to complement your local services.

Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on Friday 5th May 2023 6pm. Watch the live stream here:


Resources for churches

The Church of England Coronation hub has a host of resources for churches looking to plan events and special services, as well as special resources for schools and young people. Browse the resources.

Downloadable BSL resources are available from Christian BSL.

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