The Church of England is providing a range of resources to help churches and parishes to mark the Coronation of King Charles III, an historic moment in the life of our nation.
Ceremonial, celebratory and community events will take place over the Coronation Weekend between Saturday, May 6 and Monday, May 8. Further deatils about the weekend can be read here from Buckingham Palace.
Church of England parishes are encouraged to help people find out about the services and events they are planning on AChurchNearYou.com. Use it to list your Coronation services, celebration events or volunteering work.
A special Book of Daily Prayers has been produced by Church House Publishing. As the King and Queen Consort prepare to solemnise the promises and commitments they make to the nations and people they represent, 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. Order your copies here.
Service materials and various liturgical resources will be available to download soon including prayers and forms of intercession for use at Morning and Evening Prayer, a vigil service, and special forms of service for a civic or community gathering. These materials will be offered without copyright to be used in whole or in part.
An information pack, sharing resources, ideas and information on how your church or parish might choose to mark the Coronation weekend and create a memorable occasion, will also be made available.
Daily prayers and reflections will be published on the Church of England website and across their social media channels. Christians are also encouraged to share their prayers and thoughts on the Coronation using the hashtag #CoronationPrayers from Monday, April 10.
Finally, an online service for the Coronation of King Charles III will be streamed from the Church of England's website, and their Facebook and YouTube channels on Sunday, May 7 and available on-demand immediately after its conclusion. A publicity toolkit, made up of Coronation logos, posters, social media graphics and other promotional materials is now downloadable as well.
For details of all the Coronation resources, please visit the Church of England website.