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Warwickshire County Priory Groups

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.

Warwickshire 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:

Colonel Bob Carruthers OBE TD – CPG Chair Warwickshire


News > Warwickshire

  • OSJ-NHS Organ Donor Awards – Worcestershire and Warwickshire

    31st January 2017

    The 2016 Organ Donor awards for Worcestershire and Warwickshire were hosted by the Worcestershire CPG this year with the event being held at the Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester on the evening of 17th November 2016. There were 13 recipients who accepted the invitation across the 2 counties with the awards being made by both Lord Lieutenants; Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE from Worcestershire and Mr Tim Cox CStJ. The Lord Lieutenants were hosted by their respective CPG Chairs Major General (Retd) Mark Armstrong and Colonel (Retd) Bob Carruthers TD. Each family was appointed a host who looked after them for the evening and introduced the recipient to the Lord Lieutenant as they moved from table to table. Families were also paired up in order to provide support between families. The hosts were volunteers including Sir Nicholas Lechmere Bt, the High Sheriff


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