The Coronation of His Majesty The King takes place on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 8 May 2023 has been declared a bank holiday. Local (parish and town) councils have historically been at the heart of community celebrations, for example, in celebrating last year’s Platinum Jubilee. The upcoming Coronation is an opportunity for local councils to help their residents commemorate this historic occasion.


Information on Coronation weekend plans, including the ceremony, concert, Big Lunch, and Big Help Out, were announced on 21 January 2023.

Throughout the UK, Coronation Big Lunches, coordinated by The Eden Project, will bring communities together on 7 May 2023, and Big Lunch packs for residents are now available to download. Street parties will also take place across the weekend. They also provide information and marketing assets for councils to make promotion easy.

The weekend of celebrations will end with the Big Help Out on 8 May 2023, highlighting the impact of volunteering. This will encourage people to get involved with activities run by local community groups, organisations and charities. Organisations wanting to join in can sign up.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has also recently launched a Coronation website which includes information for getting involved, a toolkit including templates and a Coronation playlist, and a form for submitting events. 

DCMS will upload social media materials to the Coronation website from 6 March 2023. The toolkit page currently has links to the Coronation Emblem guidelines, recipes and a playlist, but it will have more from the beginning of March, including any official images. If you have questions about the Coronation website or map, please email DCMS at .

The official emblem of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort was unveiled by Buckingham Palace earlier this month. The emblem will feature throughout the celebrations in May. It will be used for all official merchandise commemorating the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort across digital and social media.

This page was last updated on 13 March 2023.