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Norwich Cathedral will be live-streaming in the Nave the BBC coverage of both the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May and also the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May.

There will also be a special Service of Thanksgiving at Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 7 May at 10.30am followed by drinks and a jazz quartet in the Cloister and, later that day, a Festal Evensong will take place at 3.30pm.

Throughout the Coronation weekend, visitors will also be able to enjoy beautiful displays created by the Cathedral’s Flower Guild to decorate the Cathedral for the historic occasion.

The Dean of Norwich, the Very Revd Dr Andrew Braddock, said: “Norwich Cathedral looks forward to celebrating the Coronation. The King and Queen Consort are dedicated to serving our nation and the Commonwealth. We give thanks for their commitment to faith and duty. This is a moment to affirm the part we can all play in building up our common life as local communities and a nation. We look forward to welcoming people to our special services and events across the Coronation weekend.”

Below are the key details of the Coronation weekend at Norwich Cathedral:

Friday 5 May

  • 5.30pm: The Cathedral’s Choral Evensong will include special prayers for Their Majesties.

Saturday 6 May – Throughout the day: The BBC coverage of The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort will be live-streamed in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral, with the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey due to start at 11am.

Sunday 7 May

  •  10.30am: A Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving will take place at which the Bishop of Norwich will preach and Norwich Cathedral Choir will sing Handel’s famous anthem Zadok the Priest which was originally composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727.
    The African Choir of Norfolk will sing as people gather and the service will be followed by drinks and a jazz quartet in the Cathedral Cloister
  • 3.30pm: A special Festal Evensong will take place at which the Dean of Norwich will preach and the Cathedral Choir will sing Parry’s I was glad
  • Throughout the evening: The BBC coverage of the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle will be live-streamed in the Nave. The concert – featuring performances by Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and a special Coronation Choir – is due to start at 8pm. People are very welcome to bring their own refreshments to enjoy in the Cathedral during the concert.

The timings of the live streams will be confirmed once the BBC has announced the times of its Coronation coverage. For all the latest information about Norwich Cathedral’s services and events, visit cathedral.org.uk