St Paul’s Cathedral will mark the Coronation of King Charles III with a Commemorative Choral Evensong on Sunday 7 May at 4pm.
The festival service will be held in the presence of dignitaries and diplomatic representatives of Commonwealth and other nations and members of many organisations for whom the Royal Family is patron.
The Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, who will lead and preach at the service, said:
“We look forward to marking this important milestone in the life of the Commonwealth of Nations, as Charles III is crowned at Westminster Abbey. In our service we will pray for all nations and organisations who look to the King as their head, and especially for our sister church, the Church of England, whose Supreme Governor he is. We give thanks for the important leadership of the King in many areas that closely reflect the work of advocacy and action of our own Cathedral community, especially sustainable living and the mitigation of the climate crisis, the fair treatment of migrants and refugees, and the call to engage in the service of our community”.Dr Andreas Loewe
The Dean added: “At a time, when our nation debates the recognition of the unceded Sovereignty of First Nations People in our Constitution, I hope that our worship will also enable us to reflect more deeply on the true nature of Sovereignty, which Christians believe is found most perfectly in the spiritual kingdom that spans all nations and people, founded on the self-giving love of Jesus Christ”.
Attendance at the service will be open to all, and for those unable to attend the service in-person, a live stream will be available to join via our website and social media.
You can read more about the Coronation Service here.