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.
County Priory Groups (CPGs) undertakes the important work of the Priory at a county level and have 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 of each CPG is appointed by the Prior, the Deputy Chair by the Chancellor with other members of the CPG being appointed by the CPG Chair. Membership of the group is usually no more than twelve people and aims to include:
HM Lord-Lieutenant (or representative)
St John Fellowship representative
CPG Honorary Secretary
SJA District Manager
Members with interests and skills such as fundraising, public relations, archiving and marketing to enable the CPG to deliver its strategy and objectives
There is currently no County Priory Group in Cumbria but we are very keen to establish an Order of St John presence in the County. If you might be interested in helping us to establish a local group, please contact Tony Shepherd, Head of Priory and CPG Affairs for further information.
There are currently no vacancies.
For more information about the group or upcoming events please contact:
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