Coronation of King Charles III - Weekend of 5th to 8th May 2023

You are all welcome to attend the following:

King Charles III Coronation Emblem

Friday 5th May

7pm at Fox and Hounds for a British themed quiz.  £5 for a team of 4.  Space is limited, to ensure you are taking part, contact the Parish Clerk to book your table. Email

Saturday 6th May

6pm in Jubilee Wood, giant games to play, and bring along all that you need for a picnic (food and/or drink, to share if you wish) and, as dusk falls, the beacon will be lit and a toast to King Charles III will be made.

Whatever the weather, come with sunhat and umbrella.  Enjoy your picnic, play the games and at 8.30PM  walk over to the beacon site, fill a tumbler with fizz and shout HURRAH! Toilet facilities will be available on site.

Sunday 7th May

11.30am at St Michael’s Church, a service of thanksgiving and celebration — all are welcome to mark this historic occasion.

7pm in the Village Hall. A Coronation party and community get together for all ages, bring along your guests too.  The village hall will be dressed up in bunting/flags/and other decor.  We are hiring equipment so that the Coronation Concert can be viewed. If you fancy a dance the glitter ball will be in action. 

Pork rolls and a tasty vegan option will be served from 7.30PM, our fantastic village bakers will tempt us with puddings – just remember to bring your own drinks because we are not licensed.

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    Monday 8th May

    2pm meet at the Village Hall for the Big Help Out day, you can help with:-

    • Litter picking
    • Sign washing
    • Window washing  at the village hall
    • Play equipment scrubbing at the Rec Field
    • Recreation Field entrance and pathway – trimming back the hedge and bushes.
    • Kitchen cupboards sorting at the Village Hall
    • and more

    Equipment will be provided and then come back at 4.30PM to be rewarded with tea and cake.

    Saturday, Sunday (after 1PM) and Monday in St Michaels Church

    There will be a display of makes/crafts and art—all produced by local people, accompanied by floral displays. 

    Contact the Parish Clerk for more details – email

    Otherwise, iron your flags and shake out your bunting, because Gidding is going to celebrate!

    1. avatar

      Happy to hear your Coronation plans. I sent the King info about the visits of King Charles 1st to Little Gidding. Hope some day Charles III will visit Little Gidding too. Wish I could be with you! Dr Charles W Spurgeon, a Friend of Little Gidding

    2. avatar

      We had a really fun evening at the coronation quiz in the fox and hounds last night. It was a very enjoyable event to start our community’s weekend of celebration to mark the coronation. Many thanks to all who were involved in the organisation and running of the evening, especially all the team in the pub and Callum the caller. Oh and congratulations to the winning team, much deserved champions!

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