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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 400,000 volunteers and staff in 40 countries.

 

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Latest News

Statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

“The Priory of England and the Islands of the Order of St John and all staff and volunteers of St John Ambulance are deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.”   The Prior of The Priory … Continue reading Statement on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Priory News: Spring 2021

Priory News: Spring 2021 St John people have provided extraordinary support to the NHS in the fight against COVID-19 over the past year, and continue to do so, with the total delivered hours approaching nearly 500,000 in a variety of different roles. By the time you read this issue, the vaccination programme will have been … Continue reading Priory News: Spring 2021

The Priory of England and the Islands seeks a new Heritage Trustee

The Priory of England and the Islands, the charity that oversees the work of St John Ambulance, is currently seeking a Trustee with expertise in heritage and / or museum collections. Please see this document for further information.

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