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Civic Coronation Celebration

Community groups, clubs, organisations, charities, and businesses gathered in St Petroc’s Church on Sunday 7 May. The service marked the Coronation of King Charles III and celebrated the good work going on in the town. The mayoral party, including Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Cllrs Pat Rogerson and Jenny Cruse, processed into church to start the service.

During the service representatives from each community group came forward to light a candle. The flames symbolised the positive influence the groups are having on the town of Bodmin.

Three of many groups involved : Guides, KBSK and Walker Lines Gym

Key words of the coronation weekend were emphasised: Community, Service and Faith.

Cllr Jenny Cruse said: “I thought it was an excellent community service and exactly the right thing to do to involve those who work so hard in the community. We very much value their efforts and know how much their hard work is benefitting the community.

Mayor, Lady Mayoress and Deputy Mayor, Lady Mayoress and Cllr Pat Rogerson

Bodmin’s Mayor, Cllr Phil Cooper, said: “What a great service. It was an honour and a privilege to be able to support and attend. It was fantastic to have so many community groups involved and to hear the positive feedback of attendees.”

Posters expressing the work of the organisations have been collated into a folder and will be kept on long-term display in church. A digital version can be accessed at the foot of this page. Both provide a lasting snapshot of some of the good work going on in Bodmin at the time of the coronation.

In the afternoon, the community celebrations continued at the church’s Coronation Cream Tea, in collaboration with Bodmin’s Inner Wheel.

The church bells played their part in Bodmin's celebration weekend, on the day of the coronation itself, in their "Ring for the King".

Community groups represented at the Civic Service in church on Sunday 7th May 2023

Age Concern

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Bell Ringers (St Petroc’s Tower)

Bluetits (Bodmin Tidy it Team)

Bodmin Community Bingo

Bodmin Way

Christmas Lights Committee

Community Choir

Community Circle

Community Space


Home Based Support and Maintenance

Horizon Club (Bodmin & District)

Inner Wheel (Club of Bodmin)


KBSK (Dance and Youth Events)

Keep Bodmin’s Army Museum


Lions (Club of Bodmin)

Marathon (Beacon Beast Marathon – The Bodmin Way)

Methodist Church

Mothers’ Union

Museum (Bodmin Town)

Parish Nurse (Bodmin Way)

Priory Toddler Group

Proper Cornish

Railway (Bodmin)

Royal British Legion


SPY Network

St Mary’s Catholic Church

St Petroc’s Church

St Petroc’s Primary School

St Petroc’s Sunday School

Time Together (Friendship Group)

Veterans Walking Group

Walker Lines Gymnasium & Boxing Club (Trust)

Community Posters
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