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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, the international humanitarian charity. It is responsible for the delivery of the Order’s charitable mission in England and it 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 – the charity St John Ambulance – in its first aid and caring work in the community.

The Order of St John today is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown. Its care-giving mission is inspired by the medieval Knights Hospitaller, who established a hospital in Jerusalem in the 11th century to provide aid to sick pilgrims who had made the long journey to the Holy City.

Since that time the Order has developed and flourished and it is now a leading international humanitarian charity, recognised at the United Nations, with around 250,000 volunteers and staff in 40 countries.

 

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Ask us what difference we have made

You’re probably curious about what St John did in one of the most extraordinary years any of us have faced. And we’re incredibly grateful you asked.   The big answer is that we stood tall with the nation and used every skill and resource at our fingertips to help communities across the country during the … Continue reading Ask us what difference we have made

St John’s Day 2021 – Service of Commemoration and Rededication from the Priory Church of St John

Each year The Order of St John commemorates the Feast of St John the Baptist with a Service of Commemoration and Re-dedication in St Paul’s Cathedral. This year, for the second year running, the St John Family are invited to a very different service when we can come together virtually to acknowledge our patron Saint.   … Continue reading St John’s Day 2021 – Service of Commemoration and Rededication from the Priory Church of St John

St John’s Day 2021 – General Assembly at the Priory Church of St John

Our 2021 General Assembly takes place on the morning of 26 June. We invite you to watch a live stream of the keynote speeches from the event from 11am. Speeches will be delivered by: – Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE KStJ DL, Prior of the Priory of England & the Islands and Chairman of … Continue reading St John’s Day 2021 – General Assembly at the Priory Church of St John

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Prepared by GTS (UK) Ltd: DC / DJJ
14 August 2014
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2014