King’s Coronation Weekend
The King’s Coronation is a historic event for our country. This coronation will be the first for the majority of residents, and our late Queen’s coronation a distant memory for only a few. Remarkably this will be only the 40th coronation of a monarch since 1066. The weekend’s events are an opportunity to come together to mark this moment in our nation’s history.
Nationally the coronation weekend will consist of ceremonial, celebratory and community events;
Saturday, 6th May – Official Coronation Ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The service will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
Sunday, 7th May – The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together.
Monday, 8th May – The Big Help Out which encourages people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.
Church Stretton’s events have been planned with these themes in mind.
Programme of Coronation Events
Friday 5th May
‘Music Fit for a King’ with the Shrewsbury Concert Band
Conductor Ken Lumley and the Shrewsbury Concert Band will deliver a coronation inspired programme.
Ticketed event in the Silvester Horne Institute
Saturday 6th May
Watch the ceremony-live
A live screening allowing people to come together to experience the coronation in a community setting. Refreshments will be served.
Thanks to the Royal British Legion for hosting this event.
Free, ticketed event in the Silvester Horne Institute
Saturday 6th May
Children’s Coronation activities
Child friendly Coronation activities in the Parish Centre (tbc). It’s suggested that families can start and finish off the town trail from here. (See below).
Free, unticketed event.
Charities & Volunteering Celebration
Church Stretton has an enviable charitable and volunteering community and the big help out day invites organisations to showcase their work, raise monies for their causes. It’s an opportunity for townsfolk to meet, thank and be inspired by the do-ers in our community.
Free, unticketed event in The Market Square
Details of how to get tickets will be advertised here, in Focus, town notice boards and social media.
Whole weekend activities
Coronation town trail
In recognition of King Charle’s love of gardening and the outdoors, the coronation town trail will highlight floral, and shop window displays with hints of crochet and dragons…..
Big Lunch Celebrations
It is suggested that streets and communities come together to hold their own ‘Coronation Big Lunches’ on Sunday, 7th May.
Please contact your ward councillor if you’re thinking of holding one and need assistance with applications for road closures.
Union and Commonwealth flags will be flown along Sandford Avenue and the Market Square, with the Kings Coronation flag flown from the flag pole