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.