His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation

The Coronation ceremony to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 6 May 2023.

The Coronation ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK to mark the coronation of King Charles III and it will fall on Monday 8 May 2023, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the Coronation.

Planning on having a street party?

You will need to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council (external link) to close your street/road to traffic by completing their application. More information is available of GOV.UK on how to organise a street party (external link).

Planned events

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch, on Sunday 7th May, will encourage communities to come together, celebrate their connections and get to know each other better.

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on Monday 8th May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities.

More information is available on planned events (external link) for the Coronation of King Charles III.

Coronation Celebration - Retford Business Forum

A Coronation Celebration will be taking place at Retford Town Hall on Sunday 7th May 2023, between 12pm - 6pm. 

Entertainment will include:

  • Retford Ukelele Group
  • Hannah Harris
  • Jessica Mary Brett
  • DJ Russ Brett
  • Raffle 

Children's entertainment, from 12:30pm - 4:30pm will include:

  • Crown-making workshop
  • Debutots story-telling
  • Face painting

Children's Coronation Activities 

Worksop Town Centre, Saturday 6th May 2023, 10am - 3pm.

Priory Centre - Crown making competition and throne. 

Bridge Place - Free children's fairground rides, free face-painting and sand modelling.

Coronation Volunteer Fair - Retford Lions Club

Come along to Kings' Park on Monday 8th May to discover local charities, volunteer-led organisations, and rewarding volunteering opportunities.

On the same day the annual Retford Lions Duck Races will be taking place from at 2:45pm and 3pm.

For any queries please email: retford.lions@gmail.com

Last Updated on Thursday, July 6, 2023