The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place in Westminster Abbey on 6 May.
Every Monarch has been crowned in the Abbey since William I in 1066 – with the exceptions of the boy king, Edward V, and Edward VIII, who abdicated before his coronation was held. The ancient ceremony of the coronation has had the same basic structure for over a thousand years. Its present format can be traced back to the ceremonial drawn up in the Liber Regalis, the ‘Royal Book’, written in 1377 for the coronation of Richard II, a book still preserved in the library of Westminster Abbey. Over the centuries some details of the service have been altered, and the monarch’s Coronation Oath amended. But the coronation remains at its heart a religious ceremony at which the Monarch is crowned, anointed, consecrated and dedicated in God’s name to a life of service and duty to his country. The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead the Coronation ceremony and The church of England is providing a range of resources for churches and parishes to use.
It has been 70 years since the last coronation. That of King Charles III will be different in detail – though not in substance – to that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. Those details are still to be announced. For further information on the Coronation as it is released you should click here.
There are many ways you can get involved in His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort’s Coronation plans.
The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one with your neighbours for the Coronation?
You’re welcome to host parties right across the Coronation weekend, or as part of the Coronation Big Lunches below. Read and follow government guidance on how to host a street party on GOV.UK.
In addition, to mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities. To find out more about how you can become involved in The Big help out visit the website.
The Royal collection Trust have complied a pack of school resources for the Coronation 2023. The Resources pack contains a selection of activities full of historical facts, insights and fun learning opportunities
Youth Beyond Borders is looking for enthusiastic young artists aged 18-25 to undertake our Creative Commission Programme as part of the Coronation for King Charles III, in partnership with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England.
The Coronation brings a big opportunity, and this programme seeks to enrich and inspire a generation to young people, as well as offer tangible investment and training to propel the careers of four young artists from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The programme has been designed to help the artists to develop their creative ideas and skills. It will run across four days in April, focusing on the theme of ‘Service to Community’, it will be exhibited as part of the Coronation with the final work showcased on a global stage to a mass audience.
The four participants will receive:
- 2x masterclass sessions with guest artists across different artistic disciplines
- Opportunity to have their work documented during the coronation proceedings and to remain in Church of England buildings to ensure the legacy continues
- £2,000 bursary to support career development
- 6 month mentorship including training and development
- Networking opportunities to grow your connectivity with your peers locally and nationally
Interested? Please apply by Thursday 30th March at 5pm
Activities full of historical facts, insights and fun learning opportunities