Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

King Charles III's coronation will take place in May

Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

King Charles III’s Coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6 where there will be a Coronation service at Westminster Abbey.

Sunday, May 7 is being promoted by the Palace as “The Big Lunch” encouraging communities to come together and hold events and lunches/street parties.

Monday, May 8 is a bank holiday and is being promoted as “The Big Help Out” encouraging people to volunteer in their local communities. The Big Help Out seeks to match people wanting to explore volunteering opportunities with around 1500 charities and organisations, who need to increase their numbers. There is a downloadable app to ease this matching process, and a mass of useful information on the Royal website, including a link to a dedicated site for Big Help Out.

Street parties

The deadline has now passed to apply to hold a street party on the highway.

If you are having a street party that has been approved by the council, please visit the street parties webpage for guidance on staying safe and the risk assessment form to download.

You can also find information on how to stay food safe when preparing for your street party on the Stockport Council newsroom.

Civic service

The Mayor of Stockport invites all the borough’s residents to mark the Coronation of King Charles III with a special civic service at St Mary’s Church in the Market Place on Sunday 7th May at 4pm until 5pm.

The service is open to people of any faith.

The nearest car parks to where the service will be taking place are Churchgate and Newbridge Lane, but Merseyway/Redrock is also an option. In addition, all off-street parking is charged on a Sunday between 6am - 6pm at 20p an hour.

Activities at Stockport Libraries

Stockport libraries are hosting special events across the borough’s libraries during the week to celebrate The King’s Coronation. See below the events going on in your local library:

Children's Coronation Craft Events

High Lane Library Monday April 24th 11:30am
Marple Library Thursday April 27th 11am
Adswood & Bridgehall Library from Tuesday May 2nd drop-in crafts all week while supplies last
Brinnington Library from Tuesday May 2nd Drop-in crafts all week
Central Library From Tuesday May 2nd pick up a take and make pack all week while supplies last
Reddish Library Tuesday May 2nd 11am
Hazel Grove Library Tuesday May 2nd 11am
Heatons Library Tuesday May 2nd 2pm
One Stockport Hub Wednesday May 3rd 12-2pm
Bredbury Library Wednesday May 3rd 4pm
Edgeley Library Wednesday May 3rd 3.30pm
Great Moor Library Wednesday May 3rd 2:30pm
Cheadle Library Friday May 5th all day drop-in
Cheadle Hulme Library Friday May 5th 2pm

Coronation Coffee Mornings - coffee, tea and a coronation quiz

Great Moor Library Tuesday May 2nd 11am
Offerton Library Tuesday May 2nd 1pm
Heatons Library Wednesday May 3rd 10:30am
Bredbury Library Wednesday May 17th 2pm

Crochet, Knit & Craft Coronation Sessions - crafting as usual but with tea and scones

Central Library Tuesday May 2nd 11am
High Lane Library Tuesday May 2nd 3pm
Edgeley Library Wednesday May 3rd 2pm
One Stockport Hub Thursday May 4th 1:30pm
Heatons Library Friday May 5th 11:30am

Tea Dance

Join us at our Coronation Themed Ballroom Tea Dance from 1.30pm until 4pm on Wednesday 10 May 2023 in the Town Hall Ballroom. The tea dance will be £4.15 per person with an optional dress theme of red, white and blue.

Celebrations at the Town Hall

The Town Hall will be lit purple to commemorate the Coronation. The council will also be flying the official Coronation flag above the town hall over the weekend.

If you have any questions about the events taking place in Stockport to celebrate the Coronation, contact the team at

Although Stockport will not be showing the Coronation on a large screen, it will be shown on big screens in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre and in Parliament Square in Oldham Town Centre.