A prayer for the Coronation from the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Eternal and ever-reigning God,

you created the heavens and the earth

and hold all things in the palm of your hand.

You call us to work with you,

in the ordering of society

and the flourishing of life.

We pray for Charles as he is anointed and crowned King.

Give him wisdom, love and understanding

enabling him to work for the good of all.

May he inspire, encourage and support those he serves,

and be a model of grace, justice and mercy.

We pray too for Camilla as she is anointed and crowned Queen

for William and all their family, and for all who support them

in their service to the people of this land, and the commonwealth of nations.

As we celebrate our community life,

give us hearts for gratitude and celebration,

a desire to enjoy all life’s benefits with our neighbours,

and voices to sing with joy for all your gifts to us,

through Jesus Christ our Lord,


The Queen Consort, joined by King Charles III, hosts a reception at Clarence House in London, for authors, members of the literary community and representatives of literacy charities, to celebrate the second anniversary of The Reading Room. Picture date: Thursday February 23, 2023.Photograph courtesy of  Chris Jackson