The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III will take place on 6 May at Westminster Abbey.

A letter from Baroness Scott of Bybrook said that:

“The Government wants to see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.

“The Coronation aims to reflect the modern, diverse, multi-faith United Kingdom and to promote the themes of youth, community, diversity and sustainability.

“To mark the Coronation, you may wish to think about holding an event in your own place of worship or community centre, perhaps encouraging younger members of your community to get involved.”

Ideas which parishes communities and families may wish to explore to mark the occasion include The Coronation Big Lunch and The Big Help Out.

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch, taking place on 7 May, will encourage communities to come together and to celebrate their connections and get to know each other better. It will bring the Coronation festivities into the heart of every community. 

Coronation Big Lunch

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on 8 May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. There will be opportunities for people to get involved right across the UK.

The Big Help Out

National Lottery funding

Funding of up to £10,000 is available for events and activities through the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme. However, as it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding if successful, applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February.

Given the tight timescale we recommend that only parishes and communities with events already planned and are able to quickly submit an application apply for funding – if you need some support please contact Kevin Baugh, Diocesan Funding Officer (0121 230 6280 [email protected]) as soon as possible if you think you can achieve this timeline.