Celebrating His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation
18 April 2023
The Coronation Ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London.
The Coronation will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate. The Coronation programme will include the procession and service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, the ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country on 7 May (with a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening), and ‘The Big Help Out’ community activity on the bank holiday, Monday 8 May.
These plans are detailed further on the official announcement of the King’s Coronation weekend plans or on the Herefordshire Council website.
In Herefordshire, local community celebrations will be making this a momentous weekend in their own way. Whether it’s holding street parties, hosting a Big Lunch, or rolling up your sleeves to help a charity or group with the Big Help Out, there’s lots of ways to get involved.
Bromyard Party in the Park
Sunday 7 May from 12pm to 9pm
A day of music and activities for all the family, on Kempson Playing Fields in Bromyard. There'll be a bouncy castle, face painting, children's entertainer and more. Free event, raising funds for Kempson Playing Fields.
Saturday 6 May, 9am start
Join others to see the The Ceremony that will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort, all on the large cinema screen. There's no need to book seats for this free event. Stay on afterwards to celebrate with a two course lunch and a glass of wine. Book your ticket now (cost for lunch is £12.50) as seats are limited!
Friday 5 May at 7.30pm
Bromyard Symphonic Wind Band with guest vocalist Cameron Killey will be at a Coronation concert at The Falcon Hotel. Tickets cost £10, and are available online, from the band members or The Falcon reception.
Sunday 7 May 3pm to 5pm
A celebratory afternoon tea party for local residents, with refreshments, tombola, games and tug-of-war.
The Hub at St Peter's - Coronation celebrations
Saturday 6 May
The Hub cafe will be open for breakfast and the Bell Tower library will be open too, from 10am to 12pm. Then local legends, Blue Moon, will be playing a Coronation concert in The Hub from 8pm to 11pm. Free entry, but numbers are limited - you can reserve tickets in advance by calling the Hub.
Saturday 6 May - 11am-4pm
There'll be a big screen on Castle Green with a live screening of the coronation. Something for all the family with workshops, activities and entertainment all day (it's the 2nd annual Hereford Happening). Bring a picnic and blanket/chairs and join the fun! Whether you go for the coronation, the carnival parade or a cuppa, it's going to be a lot of fun. Featuring local dance groups, and Earth Theme Hereford River Carnival workshops and activities. There's a mini carnival parade at 2.30pm, magic, mud kitchen, mole masks and more. Bar / tea tent.
Coronation Blitz Party at The Shack Revolution, Hereford
Sunday 7 May, times to be confirmed
The Shack Revolution will be transformed by The Beefy Boys, with sandbags, bunting and vintage cocktails! There'll be live swing music, cabaret from Burlesque performers, and DJs on swing music, Vintage Rock n Roll, Soul and Motown. The Beefy Boys will be serving up authentic 1930s style smash burgers in the courtyard too. Themed dress is encouraged, with cash prizes for best dressed! Tickets are £20, available from The Beefy Boys online shop. For more information, email email@example.com
Friday 5 May, 7pm - Hereford Cathedral school and Hereford Cathedral present "A Concert for the Coronation". Uplifting, celebratory and patriotic music, performed by the choirs, concert band and symphony orchestra of Hereford Cathedral. Tickets available online.
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, 11am to 3.30pm - Cafe on the Close. Celebrate in the Cathedral Close with refreshments from the new pop up cafe area! Bring a picnic and have a lunch with friends.
Wednesday 3 to Friday 19 May - Coronation exhibitions. Visit the cathedral during normal opening hours to view photographs from royal visits throughout the years, an archive display of royal seats and documents and a selection of artwork by local primary schoolchildren.
Sunday 7 May at 3.30pm - Service to celebrate the Coronation of the King. All are welcome to join in the County service to celebrate the Coronation. Peter Dyke will be playing a selection of majestic pieces from 3pm.
Sunday 7 May 2023 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Free event with a free hog roast lunch for adults, and a BBQ for children plus fun and games.
LoyalFree - A Royal adventure trail
Saturday 29 April to Monday 8 May
Celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with a royal adventure around Hereford! Free activity for families hosted on the LoyalFree app. The app uses your phone’s GPS to guide you to each location along the trail, where you can reveal the answers to royal-themed questions and check-in by scanning the QR codes on the trail posters. As an added bonus, there’s another opportunity to win during this trail, by solving the anagram hidden in the trail.
The Loft Coronation weekend
Saturday 6 May 10am
Celebrate and share in the significance of the occasion at The Loft, by booking a sofa for £5 to view the ceremony on the big screen. Food, hot drinks and bar available. There's also a Coronation Sunday lunch on Sunday 7 May.
Monday 8 May from 12pm
A street party for residents to come together, with live music from locals and community groups, games and plenty of activities, as well as food from local cafes and food vans. They'll be a best dressed crown competition (you can make one on the day at the arts and crafts table), and dog show with waggiest tail and best trick categories.
Saturday 6 May
Complimentary refreshments and celebratory nibbles throughout the event.
Sunday 7 May from 3pm to 5pm
Celebrate The King's Coronation at Bridstow Village Hall, with tea and cake, and a raffle to fund a commemorative tree. There'll be a decorated crown competition for all ages. Optional dress code of red, white and blue.
St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye- various events
Saturday 6 May, 10am to 12.30pm - live screening of the Coronation and coffee morning in St Mary’s Hall. The TV screen will broadcast the service in the church away from the coffee area.
Sunday 7 May at 11am – special service of celebration and thanksgiving for the community. Followed by a picnic “street party” in the churchyard (or church if wet) - bring your own.
Monday 8 May - Monday night’s Windsor concert will be screened in church. Free event.
An exhibition of art work connected to the Coronation from local Primary Schools will be in the church from Friday 28 April to Wednesday 17 May.
Monday 8 May
Enjoy a screening of The King’s Speech followed by a Best of British Feast at The Gateway Cinema in Ross-on-Wye to mark and celebrate the Coronation of King Charles 111. All bookings are to be made online.
Planning on having a street party to celebrate the event?
You may need to apply to Herefordshire Council to close your street or road to traffic. Please visit the Herefordshire Council website for more information. Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the date of closure you require.
Funding your event
Funding is available of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme.
National Lottery Awards for All does not have a deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding, which means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February. All funding criteria and terms and conditions are on the National Lottery Fund website.