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Devon County Priory Group

The Priory of England and the Islands is one of eleven international Priories of the Order of St John, and our work of providing First Aid Training and Services is carried out on our behalf by our subsidiary St John Ambulance, England’s premier first aid charity.

Devon County Priory Group (CPG) undertakes the important work of the Priory at a county level and has a wide range of important responsibilities including:

  • Being local ambassadors for St John
  • Working closely with Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant or their representatives
  • Developing strong positive relationships with key local community leaders
  • Overseeing nominations for Honours and Awards
  • Promoting faith aspects of the Order of St John through County Chaplains
  • Liaising with the St John Fellowship and former members who can provide support and help to local CPGs
  • Organising fundraising at a local level in conjunction with the Head of Priory and CPG Affairs and the Fundraising Department
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the St John county archives
  • Helping to support the work of the St John Eye Hospital Group in Jerusalem and St John Associations overseas
  • Arranging an annual Organ Donor Award Ceremony in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
  • Supporting the work of St John Ambulance whenever possible


The Chair and Deputy Chair of each CPG are appointed by the Priory Chancellor with other members of the CPG being appointed by the CPG Chair. The group also has a close working relationship with Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the High Sheriff for Devon.

Devon CPG currently has 11 members comprising:

  • Chair/County President
  • Deputy Chair/Secretary
  • County Chaplain
  • Deputy County Chaplain
  • St John Fellowship Representative
  • Hospitaller
  • Four Area Presidents


Currently there are vacancies for an Area President in Plymouth (West Devon).


For more information about the group or upcoming events please contact:

CPG Chair – Dave Shuttleworth MCIPR


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Prepared by GTS (UK) Ltd: DC / DJJ
14 August 2014
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