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The Priory Council of Trustees

  • The Prior, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE

    The Prior, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE
    The Prior, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBECopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Dr Lionel Jarvis was educated at Guy’s Hospital University of London, before joining the Royal Navy. Lionel has won many awards throughout his career and from 1993-2003 he was Commanding Officer of Royal Hospital Haslar.

     Through a series of higher command posts in the UK Armed Forces, as well as deployed operational activity in a number of conflict areas, Lionel received operational medals from UK Government, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait. In 2006, he was appointed Honorary Surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen, which he held until 2012.

    Dr Jarvis was admitted as Officer Brother of the Order of St John in 2012 and promoted to Knight of the Order in May 2016; from June 2016 he was appointed Prior of England and the Islands of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, and Chair of St John Ambulance.

  • The Dean, The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling

    The Dean, The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling
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    Nicholas’s ordained ministry has been spent in South London as a Parish Priest; in Merseyside as Precentor of Liverpool Cathedral and then as Rector of Liverpool; and in Sussex as Dean of Chichester Cathedral until 2014. He served for more than 15 years on the old St John Council for Merseyside.

    Prior to ordination, Nicholas trained for retail management, and was a Welfare Officer at H.M. Prison, Pentonville. His book Pardon and Peace – a reflection on the making of peace in Ireland, was published, to much acclaim, in 1995.

  • The Chancellor, The Reverend Canon Paul Denby MBE JP DL

    The Chancellor, The Reverend Canon Paul Denby MBE JP DL
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    Paul Denby is an Anglican cleric who has served in a number of parishes before retiring from the Cathedral Church of Manchester as Sub Dean in 2007. He was educated at the universities of Manchester and Sheffield and prior to ordination worked for a series of companies who dealt with the production of guided weapons.

    Canon Denby served as the Chaplain for the St John Ambulance County of Greater Manchester for 12 years before becoming its Chairman; he was a member of the Transformation Steering Group as well as coordinating a group of county chairmen who enabled the current transformation process.

    He was appointed Chancellor and joint trustee in 2012.

  • Dr Alan Borg CBE

    Dr Alan Borg CBE
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    Alan started his museum career in 1970 as an Assistant Keeper in the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London and in 1978 he was appointed the first Keeper of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia.  In 1982 he became Director General of the Imperial War Museum, and in 1996 was appointed Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, retiring in 2002.

    He was appointed Librarian of the Priory of England and the Islands in 2006.

  • Stephen Frost

    Stephen Frost
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    Stephen is a Chartered Accountant by training and is the senior partner of a general practice firm of Accountants in Wimborne. He first became involved with St John Ambulance in 2003 as County Treasurer for Dorset and continued in this post until June 2010 when he was appointed as Assistant and then County Commander for Dorset until the county joined the South West regional structure in December 2012.

    Stephen was appointed as a Lead Trustee, Finance for The Priory of England & the Islands in 2012. Away from national responsibilities Stephen holds an Advanced First Aid qualification and is a member of the Bournemouth & Poole St John Unit.

    Stephen still manages to hobble around a squash court most weeks and likes to spend his free time curled up with a good book.

  • Judy Wright

    Judy Wright
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    Judy joined St John Ambulance in Buckinghamshire in 1992 as a member of the county fundraising committee following a career in marketing and advertising with Unilever, the advertising agency Collett, Dickenson, Pearce and ICI.  She became a member then Chairman of Council in Buckinghamshire, then a Trustee on the joint St John  Ambulance/Priory board.  Following transformation, she became a Priory Trustee, a role she still holds.  She recently became a Trustee of the Order of St John Care Trust.

    She has two grown up sons, collects pastille burners and blue and white transfer ware and has just acquired a granddaughter.

  • David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE

    David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE
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    David has been in the  chemical manufacturing business all of his life. An MD and Chairman of Robnorganic Systems, he is also a Non Executive Chairman of Global Resins and Chairman of Hempleman Investment Company, a commercial property company.

    David is a Non Executive Director of XP Power, a PLC company based in Singapore which manufactures in the USA,  Europe, China and Vietnam.

    David is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and the Royal Aero Club Trust.

    David’s hobby is adventure and he has some notable firsts. He was the first person to achieve the Explorers Grand Slam by climbing the highest mountain on each continent and getting to the North and South Magnetic and  Geographical Poles. He has reached the poles a record 16 times, and climbed Everest by the North and the South sides. He has a Pilot’s licence and has 46 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale ( FAI) World Aviation records.

    David has been a Priory Council Trustee since August 2012.

  • Annabelle Boyes

    Annabelle Boyes
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    As the Receiver General of Winchester Cathedral, Annabelle has overall responsibility for the day-to-day non-liturgical operational running of the Cathedral, including its administration, finances and commercial activities.

    Annabelle joined the Cathedral in 2008 having held Executive Board appointments in the Not for Profit Sector, as a Director for Historic Royal Palaces and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for over 15 years, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the sensitive balance between commerciality and charitable objectives.  It is with this abundance of heritage experience that Annabelle was invited to become a Trustee of the Priory of England and the Islands at St John Ambulance in 2012.

    Annabelle works closely with the Dean and Chapter colleagues to further the Cathedral’s Mission and Ministry and her title of Receiver General and Canon Treasurer dates from medieval times.  Annabelle’s passion for heritage is demonstrated through her appointment as Project Director and Lead for the Cathedral’s Heritage Lottery project for which she has recently secured a substantial national grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund – Kings and Scribes, The Birth of a Nation.

    Annabelle is Managing Director of Winchester Cathedral Enterprises; sits on the Boards of the Cathedral’s Finance and Investment Advisory Committee and Cathedral Council.  She is a member of the College of Canons and the Winchester Cathedral Trust, and a Trustee of the Friends of Winchester Cathedral.  Her most recent appointment (July 2015) was as a Trustee of Winchester Social Enterprise.  She is also a member of the British Retail Consortium and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Director and of course a member of Cathedral Chapter.

    Annabelle was nominated and elected to the Cathedrals Administration and Finance Association (CAFA) in 2012.

    Annabelle lives in Hampshire with her husband and has two children.​