To celebrate King Charles’ Coronation, a special service will be held at St. Paul’s Church Monte-Carlo  on Sunday May 7. It will be only the third-ever service conducted by the newly appointed chaplain, Reverend Hugh Bearn, Chaplain to His Majesty The King.

On this special occasion, Father Hugh, on behalf of the Church Council, offers a generous invitation to young people and adults alike to St Paul’s Anglican Church. “Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.30 am during which our Choir and guest musicians, under the baton of Errol Girdlestone, will offer magisterial anthems and lead fitting congregational hymns to celebrate His Majesty’s anointing to this sacred Office.”

The service will be followed by a toast to His Majesty and traditional British fare of sandwiches and scones with jam and cream served in the Church Library. 

Alison Bearn, the reverend’s wife, has already started on the quest to adjust English scone recipes to French ingredients: “not an easy task in this climate!”  There is also an invitation to join in making the scones, whilst watching some of the post Coronation broadcast, at 16:00 on Saturday, May 6, at the Chaplain’s Apartment. “Just bring a mixing bowl and ‘pinny’”. Please let Alison know if you can contribute scones and if you want to join in the ‘bake off’ at

FILE PHOTO: King Charles III meets guests after a ceremony where he presented new Standards and Colours to the Royal Navy; the Life Guards of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment; The King’s Company of the Grenadier Guards, and The King’s Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force, at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday April 27, 2023. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS