143. GEORGE VI: CORONATION OATH (1937)
... Then shall the archbishop go to the king and, standing before him, administer the coronation oath; first asking the king, "Sir, is your majesty willing to take the oath?" And the king answering, "I am willing," the archbishop shall minister these questions; and the king, having a book in his hands, shall answer each question severally as follows:
Archbishop: "Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the peoples of Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the union of South Africa, of your possessions and the other territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, and of your empire of India according to their respective laws and customs?" King: "I solemnly promise so to do."
Archbishop: "Will you to your power cause law and justice, in mercy, to be executed in all your judgments?" King: "I will."
Archbishop: "Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the united kingdom the Protestant Reformed religion established by law? And will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of England, and to the churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?" King: "All this I promise to do."
Then the king, arising out of his chair, supported as before and assisted by the lord great chamberlain, the sword of state being carried before him, shall go to the altar and, there being uncovered, make his solemn oath in the sight of all the people to observe the premises; laying his hand upon the Holy Gospel in the great Bible ... , saying these words: "The things which I have here before promised I will perform and keep. So help me God." Then the king shall kiss the Book and sign the oath....
Form and Order of the Coronation, pp. 13 f.