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Canterbury Cathedral to host Coronation events

The King’s Coronation is set to take place on Saturday the 6th of May at Westminster Palace, but plenty of events are happening all over Kent.

Canterbury Cathedral is the heart of the Coronation events in Canterbury, where they will be hosting a prom, featuring the Central Band of the Royal British Legion.

The concert will require a ticket which costs £21.50 for adults and £11.50 for children, which are available from the Canterbury Festival Box Office.

The Cathedral is hosting a lot of events for the upcoming Coronation.
The Cathedral is hosting a lot of events for the upcoming Coronation.

They are also screening the Coronation live in the Cathedral and holding a big lunch where visitors can bring their own food and enjoy a picnic on the cathedral grounds for free.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will be sharing his experience as officiate of the ceremony for King Charles on the 7th of May, although tickets need to be purchased in advance.

Yesterday he received the special King James Bible that will be presented to the King as a gift during the service.

If you would like to participate but cannot make it to the cathedral, a big help out event is being held in-person and online for a special Evensong service on Monday 8th May evening.

A big help out event is also being held in the county at Lenham, where volunteers can clean up the jubilee gardens and pond as part of the Coronation weekend activities.

There are over 40 events that have already been announced around Kent but more may be yet to come as anyone can host their own event.

Events in your local area can be checked here. If you want to host your own event, you can order a free big lunch pack to help you get started.


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