King Charles III Coronation

King Charles III's coronation took place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. During the ceremony, the King was crowned alongside Queen Camilla.

The coronation of King Charles III took place on Saturday, 6 May in Westminster Abbey.

In our Coronation section, you will find prayers that can be offered for King Charles and Queen Camilla, details of Catholic involvement in the service, local events to mark the occasion, and details of the volunteering initiative, the Big Help Out on Monday, 8 May.

Prayer Card

We have produced a special prayer card that can be used to pray for His Majesty King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Cardinal gives a Catholic perspective on the Coronation of King Charles III

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Cardinal gives a Catholic perspective on the Coronation of King Charles III
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Speaking to us shortly after Sunday Mass the day after the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla, Cardinal Vincent Nichols looks back on a day of celebration that showcased plenty of elements familiar to Catholics.

Prayers for Coronation of King Charles III

The Bishops of England and Wales are encouraging Catholics in our lands to pray for His Majesty King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Catholic involvement in the Coronation

For the first time in over 400 years, a Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will take part in a Coronation service in this country.

Supporting the 'Big Help Out'

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski have encouraged Catholics to take part in volunteering activities on Coronation Bank Holiday Monday, 8 May.

Local Coronation Events

The Dioceses of England and Wales will be celebrating Cathedral Masses and hosting Coronation events over the weekend.

Pope Francis gifts relics from the True Cross to King Charles III for the Coronation

Pope Francis has gifted a relic of the True Cross to His Majesty King Charles III. It will be incorporated into the newly-made Cross of Wales which will lead the Coronation procession at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May.