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The Priory of England and the Islands

A Warm Welcome

The Priory of England and the Islands is a part of the Order of St John and is responsible for delivery of the Order’s charitable mission in England and oversees the semi-autonomous Commanderies in Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The Priory’s main role is to support its well-known subsidiary, St John Ambulance, in its first aid and caring work in the community.

The Order of St John is an Order of Chivalry of the Crown and first came into being around 1080 when a hospital was established in Jerusalem by Benedictine monks to provide care for pilgrims making the long journey to the Holy City.

Since that time the Order has developed and flourished and is now a leading international humanitarian charity, recognised at the United Nations, with around 400,000 volunteers and staff in 40 countries.

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Latest News

Neil Wood MBE

Neil Wood MBE

Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was for many years an audit partner focussed on the energy and utilities sector. In 2003 he joined London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics and stayed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and … Continue reading Neil Wood MBE

The Priory News: 60 Second Interview

Andrew Latham

We are very pleased that the Director of Ceremonies, Andrew Latham has kindly agreed to an exclusive sixty second interview for Priory News. You have held the high profile and important role of Director of Ceremonies for the past six years and will be stepping down later this year. What are the personal highlights for … Continue reading The Priory News: 60 Second Interview

Life Saving Medal of the Order of St John in Gold presented to Bernard Kenny

On Wednesday 14 June, Mr Bernard Kenny was presented with the Life Saving medal of the Order of St John in Gold for his actions in June last year when he intervened in the attack on the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox. Mr Kenny was himself injured in the incident as he tried … Continue reading Life Saving Medal of the Order of St John in Gold presented to Bernard Kenny

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14 August 2014
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