Manna feature: Celebrating the Coronation

2nd May 2023

As well as holding their Majesties in their prayers as the Coronation Weekend approaches, Church communities across Bath and Wells will be coming together to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen Consort, either hosting their own events or coming alongside other community events. 

St Andrew’s, Minehead will be kicking off their celebrations the weekend before, with a ‘Sing for the King’ Service on 30 April, and have lots planned for the Coronation Weekend. People are being encouraged to come along and watch the service together, enjoying refreshments and a BYO picnic on Saturday morning, followed by a party with games, a raffle and prizes for the best dressed ‘guest’. On Sunday, like many other churches, they will be hosting a ‘bring and share’ Coronation Big Lunch. Organiser Diane Newton says, “What an amazing opportunity to bring the community together to share in this exciting event and create everlasting memories. All are welcome to join us over the Coronation weekend, celebrating and sharing in the joy of our community, our faith and service to others.” 

At St Mary’s, Limington they will be addressing the past with a celebratory cream tea on the aptly named Monarch’s Way path. Revd Bruce Faulkner explains, “The path was named after King Charles II, who took this route through Limington as he attempted to leave the country following his defeat by the Parliamentarians. He didn’t receive a warm welcome so the PCC thought what better way to welcome the new King Charles than to celebrate in the churchyard on the Monarch’s Way.” After the cream tea, during which they’ll be able to raise a toast with a commemorative mug, there will be a Coronation Praise Service in the church. 

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This article was first featured in the May edition of the Manna mailing.

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