The King's Coronation
On Saturday 6 May 2023 the country is invited to celebrate the historic occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty The King. The ceremony will take place at London’s Westminster Abbey, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury (as it has been since 1066) and will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.
Coronation Big Lunches, street parties, and a day dedicated to good causes will bring communities together throughout the UK over the special Coronation Bank Holiday weekend as we mark this important day in our nation’s history.
Coronation events in Horsham town centre
Horsham's Coronation Party, Carfax
Sunday 7 May, from noon
A mix of community and professional performances, street food and stalls, children’s activities, and more.
More details to follow soon.
Coronation activities at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Free children's trail, Saturday 28 April to Monday 8 May
Enjoy a free coronation-themed children's trail to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
Coronation crafts, Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 May, from 11am - 3pm.
Drop into Horsham Museum and enjoy making Coronation-themed crafts, decorating crowns or making windmills. Craft event admission is £1 per person.
Coronation events in the Horsham District
There are many ways you can get involved in His Majesty The King’s Coronation celebrations, with the country invited to join with neighbours and communities to share food and fun together at a Coronation Big Lunch. You can find ideas, inspiration, and top tips to help get your Coronation celebration started at the national Coronation Big Lunch website.
You may also like to apply for a 'National Lottery Awards for All' fund to help your community celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King. But hurry, it can take up to 12 weeks to receive funding which means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February.
Contact your parish council to find out what may be planned in your local area.
Planning a street party
We recognise that residents may wish to hold a street party over this special May Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The King’s Coronation. To support communities holding a Big Lunch street party we have waived fees for street party road closures for the period from Saturday 6 to Monday 8 May. All applications must be submitted to the Council by Friday 24 March 2023.
By 'street party' we mean a private event that is organised by and for residents only in one or two small streets. It is not a public event with external publicity.
‘The Big Help Out’
Residents are invited to get involved in volunteering on Monday 8 May as part of The Big Help Out – a celebration for the King’s Coronation.
From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of Horsham District’s well-known charities - Monday 8 May will be your chance to get involved.
Get involved in The Big Help Out
Horsham District Council’s Voluntary Sector Support Team provides a volunteer matching service, where residents can find local volunteering roles. There are currently over 270 charities and community groups to choose from with over 170 different opportunities all over the district’s 204sq miles.
Volunteering in Horsham District takes place anywhere, anytime. The Big Help Out is an extra opportunity this year for everyone to join in!
Looking to volunteer?
Find volunteer opportunities near you
Phone: 01403 215191
Register your volunteer organisation
If you are a volunteer organisation wanting to join in, you can: