| March 2023

Chichester BID and Chichester Cathedral are joining forces to spearhead the city centre’s celebration
of the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6 May, supported by Chichester District Council.
Following the success of Chichester’s Platinum Jubilee Picnic on the Cathedral Green, they will be
creating another opportunity this year for families and friends to come together to mark this historic

The picturesque Chichester Cathedral Green will be the location for the celebrations where a large outdoor screen will broadcast the Coronation Parade and Ceremony live. Deck chairs will be set out for people to gather for picnics whilst watching the proceedings and there will be themed arts, crafts and face painting for children to enjoy.

The main streets of the city centre will be adorned with a mixture of Union flags and specially designed Coronation flags created by local school children, while the side streets will be decorated with colourful bunting.

We are incredibly grateful to Chichester Cathedral for agreeing to host our Coronation celebrations. We are very lucky to have this special space at the heart of the city centre. We’re also very grateful to Chichester Cinema at New Park for their support and expertise in organising this special event. It will be a wonderful occasion and we hope to welcome families from across the generations to come together to watch this piece of history. We are now looking at ways we can work with shops and businesses within the city centre to be part of the celebrations – from decorating shop fronts to creating special offers and putting on in-store events and entertainment. There is lots to look forward to.”

While an exact time of the coronation has not yet been given, it has been announced that it will take place in the morning. Visitors are encouraged to bring a rug and a picnic or pick up a delicious lunch from one of the many wonderful eateries in the city centre.

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