People across the country are now starting to announce their plans to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort next month.

There will be a weekend of special events from May 6-8 and we would love to hear from anyone organising an event in East Cambridgeshire.

We will be publishing full details of as many of those events as possible, and planning some very special coverage to mark this momentus occasion in our history. 

There are many ways you can get involved in this momentous weekend, from street parties, the Coronation Big Lunch and The Big Help Out, joining in at home with activity sheets and home baking, visit the Coronation website for more details.  

Bellringers prepare to Ring for the King 

Ring for the King - the call that’s been made by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers but the bell ringers of St Mary’s Church Ely needed no such prompting. Their plans for the Coronation of King Charles are well advanced. 

“We are very fortunate that we have a dedicated band of ringers and in the last few months we’ve attracted some new recruits, and we are even hoping the 11-year-old son of one of our team will eventually join us,” said John Mitchell, St Mary’s tower secretary. 

Ely Standard: There will be Coronation events at Ely Cathedral.There will be Coronation events at Ely Cathedral. (Image: NEWSQUEST)


Ely Cathedral will celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

To mark the occasion, Saturday entry to the Cathedral will be free and there will be a live showing the coronation live in the glorious setting of the nave as it’s broadcast from Westminster Abbey (time TBC).

During the celebratory weekend, the Octagon Tower will be patriotically illuminated red, white and blue; bunting will adorn the Galilee Porch as you enter the Cathedral.

On Saturday, Ely Community Lunches is hosting a Coronation Tea Party in the Lady Chapel, after the coronation has been broadcast.

On Sunday there will be a special service at 4.30pm to celebrate the Coronation.

If you are organising an event, email: