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Nottinghamshire 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.

Nottinghamshire 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 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:

  • Deputy Chair
  • County Chaplain
  • County President
  • 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 are currently no vacancies.


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

Janet Franks SSStJ – Interim Chair Nottinghamshire
Tel 01623-453097


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    19th December 2017

    Seven lives have been transformed after the family of a teenager who dreamed of being a superhero allowed his organs to be donated. The family of Kieran Lacey, 14, received the Order of St John United Kingdom Award for Organ Donation, on his behalf at a ceremony at County Hall, West Bridgford. The award recognises his contribution of giving hope to others through organ donation. Kieran’s grandfather, Mr Denis Synnott, of South Muskham, was presented with a pin badge and certificate signed by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the Grand Prior of the Order. “What Kieran has done is utterly brilliant,” said Mr Synnott. “He wanted to be a superhero like Superman. What he did was be Superman. He has made such a difference to so many people.” Kieran died last year after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing at his home in Newark. He


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