Community celebration and volunteering

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The Coronation of King Charles III

Community celebration and volunteering

From BBQs to picnics, street parties to garden teas or volunteering projects, the Coronation Weekend is a fantastic weekend to bring people together.

The weekend is an important moment for community cohesion, bringing together and fostering new and better relationships within our own church and faith settings, as well as reaching out ecumenically, to other faiths, groups and individuals.

Help people find out about the services and events you are planning for the Coronation weekend by listing them on the national website, using the tag ‘coronation’. You can list your Coronation services, celebration events or volunteering work. See how at

Windsor Castle

Coronation Concert

Broadcasting live from the grounds of Windsor Castle, the Coronation Concert (Sunday 7 May) will bring together music icons, contemporary stars, a world-class orchestra and art performances in celebration of this historic occasion.

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The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch (6-8 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.

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The Big Help Out

You might choose to get involved in ‘The Big Help Out’ on 8 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.

Coronation Champions Awards 2023

Coronation Champions Awards

As part of your volunteering work through the Coronation, churches might think about celebrating and nominating local volunteers through ‘The Coronation Champions Awards’. These awards will recognise a diverse group of volunteers from different backgrounds and communities across the UK from a range of causes. Nominations must be for volunteers over the age of 14 who may have overcome adversity or discovered creative ways to support their local communities within the last five years.