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HM The Kings Coronation Weekend

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Citizens will have the opportunity to join a weekend of celebrations to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

Glasgow will mark this historic occasion with a number of official events in the City. Organisations and communities are encouraged to come together over this weekend and engage in the various initiatives. It is hoped that this momentous occasion can create a lasting legacy.

Coronation Big Lunches and The Big Help Out will bring communities together over special Bank Holiday Coronation weekend.

The Coronation Big Lunch:  A nationwide act of celebration and friendship, communities are invited to share lunch together in their, parks, gardens and community spaces to mark the historic occasion of the Coronation. An opportunity to celebrate communities, their connections and to establish new friendships.

Resources available at: 

The Big Help Out - Monday 8th May: An opportunity to highlight the positive impact of volunteering. This extra bank holiday for the Coronation will be remembered as a day of donating time and skills to help charities, causes and the vulnerable.

Glasgow's programme of events are listed below.

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Book of Congratulations HM The King

May 6th 2023 marks The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and HM Queen Consort.

In honour of this historic occasion, the City of Glasgow invites you to leave a message in a Book of Congratulations.

The Book of Congratulations will be open to the public Tuesday 2nd of May until Friday 5th May from 9am until 5pm.

Kings Coronation Streetplay 6th - 8th May

To mark HM The King's Coronation, communities and citizens can apply for a street closure to celebrate this historic event.

Further information available 

Thursday 4th May


THURSDAY 4TH MAY 4pm - 6pm

All welcome to mark HM The King's Coronation

Coronation cakes, tea and coffee served

3 Kelvinhaugh St, Finnieston

Friday 5th May

Coronation Concert 

RSNO Choral Group, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, RCS

Glasgow City Chambers 7pm - Friday 5th May (register free via eventbrite)

Further Info to follow:


Merrylea Parish Church Singing Group for People with Dementia and their Carers

80 Merrylee Rd, G43 2QZ

2pm - 3.30pm

An invitation has been extended to the children from our local after school care club known as 'Fun Lodge'. A warm welcome is also extended to the community to join in celebrating the coronation of the King and Queen Consort

Saturday 6th May

Glasgow Cathedral - Live Stream from Westminster Abbey

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.

The Service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will reflect the Monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.



Hosted by SSAFA Scotland, this event will commence at 10:40am with a short service at the Veterans Monument in Knightswood

(Baldwin Avenue across from St Ninians Church)

11:30 am Veterans will form up and led by Coalburn Silver Band march down to the Lincoln Public House at 2131 Great Western Road, where we will have a finger buffet and raffle.

All Veterans Welcome, dress as per Armistice day parades please.  General Public welcome too.


Street Parties


Sunday 7th May

Glasgow City Crest Glasgow Cathedral Crest Royal British Legion Crest

The Lord Lieutenant for Glasgow, Jacqueline McLaren will officially mark HM The King's Coronation on Sunday 7th May. All public are welcome to come together to celebrate this historic occasion.

9.45am -  Official Coronation Parade, George Square

                 Procession to Glasgow Cathedral

11.00am - Service of Thanksgiving, Glasgow Cathedral    

                  On the occasion of the celebration and Coronation of His Majesty the King's

                  & Queen Consort


Springburn Parish Church - Coronation Lunch

180 Springburn Way, Glasgow, G21 1TU

Post Morning Worship

Celebration Coronation Lunch


Williamwood Parish Church - Coronation Celebration

4 Vardar Ave, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7QP

After Morning Service

Williamwood Parish Church will have a celebration of cake and non alcholic  fizz outside the church to engage with neighbours and walkers.


Clincarthill Parish Church - Coronation Big Lunch

1220 Cathcart Rd, Mount Florida, Glasgow G42 9EU

After Morning Service


Merrylea Parish Church - Morning Worship

80 Merrylea Rd, Glasgow G43 2QZ

Special Service of Celebration and lunch - open to friends and family of the congregation and local community

Monday 8th May


Recalling his Majesty's lifelong dedication to public service and support by The Queen Consort and other Members of the Royal Family, it is hoped the initiative will bring communities together in volunteering initiatives and create a lasting legacy from the Coronation Weekend.

Croftfoot Parish Church Coronation afternoon tea poster


Croftfoot Parish Church - Coronation Afternoon Tea

318 Croftpark Ave, Glasgow G44 5NS


Coronation Afternoon Tea - Open to the Community

School Events

pdf icon His Majesty’s & Queen Consort Coronation Poetry Competition [185kb]

The Lord Lieutenant is supporting creativity around the forthcoming coronation of His Majesty King Charles through this poetry competition. 

The theme for this competition is: "If I were King/Queen for a day..."

The competition is open to P4-7 primary school children.

Children could use the Coronation as inspiration for what they would see as their ambitions for the role. There are a number of Coronation learning resources available online.

Children could write about a variety of things associated with the theme.

How would you feel during your Coronation? What might be going through your head? What might your hopes be as you look towards the future? How might you change things once you are crowned?

The theme lends itself to a variety of issues being explored. These could be local, national and/or international, e.g. climate change, poverty. Are there things you'd do linked to your local area? HM King Charles is known to be passionate about the environment, the outdoors, sport, art and architecture.

Due to the continued generous sponsorship of the Lord Lieutenant and our Poet Laureate, there will be a prize awarded to the winner, who will also get to meet the Lord Lieutenant at Glasgow City Chambers. The winning poem will be sent to HM King Charles as part of Glasgow's message of congratulations.

How to enter the competition:

Once the poems are finished, we would ask schools to select one poem per school to submit. Teachers or pupils could be involved in choosing which poems are selected.

Entries should be sent along with the school application form to: or by mail to: Louise Ballantyne, Glasgow City Council, 40 John St. Glasgow G1 1HL by 31st March

Schools Events programme

Info to be confirmed


Coronation Champions Award

To mark the Coronation of Their Majesties, The Coronation Champions Awards, with the support of Her Majesty The Queen Consort, will celebrate and recognise inspiring volunteers who have made an exceptional difference in their communities. Her Majesty is a passionate and long-standing advocate of volunteering and the Royal Voluntary Service is organising the awards to acknowledge the contributions of volunteers across the UK.

They will commend outstanding volunteers from all communities and also aim to inspire others to explore what volunteering has to offer. There will be eight categories of awards, from volunteering in health or animal welfare, to supporting the environment or sports and heritage. Anyone can nominate a volunteer they know for an award. Judges will also be on the lookout to celebrate rising stars as 'Young Coronation Champions' (aged 14-18). 

The awards opened for nominations on 20th February 2023 and will close on 2nd April. 500 Coronation Champions will be announced before the Coronation weekend. Visit to nominate a volunteer or to find out more.

The Coronation Champions Awards, along with the Big Help Out, will place volunteering at the heart of the Coronation celebrations, aiming to build a lasting legacy of volunteering spirit. The RVS website should answer most questions about the aims and process for nominations but please let the Private Office know if you have any queries.

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