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Across the Diocese this weekend our parishes everywhere in urban, semi-rural and rural areas have been celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla as only they can.

They have been at the heart of their communities and have been reflecting the words of service to their communities, spoken by the King himself during the Coronation at Westminster Abbey.

Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Blackburn, led the way with his message to the County issued on Friday. And on Saturday Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, the Anglican Bishop of Lancaster, was co-presenting radio coverage across the BBC Local radio network with BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Graham Liver from the BBC studios in the heart of Blackburn. 

Our parishes have been organising all kinds of events to mark the occasion and these have ranged from special church services to community parties.

Meanwhile, on Bank Holiday Monday, parishes will also be leading the way in their local areas as part of the 'Big Help Out Initiative' taking place across the UK.

Seven days a week, 365 days a year and not just on Sundays, our parishes are serving local people and this day is simply highlighting in a special way activities taking place all the time down your way. 

Below (most recent tweets first) is the social media story of Saturday and Sunday across Lancashire in our parishes, gleaned from our Twitter feed @cofelancs. Part two of 'Coronation tweet' later tomorrow on the website and across the day on @cofelancs and Facebook/blackburndiocese as Diocesan Communications Manager, Ronnie Semley, visits several parishes on the 'Big Help Out' day.