St John is a working Order of Chivalry and a modern organisation delivering first aid, healthcare and support services around the world.
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The Order of St John

St John is a working Order of Chivalry and a modern organisation delivering first aid, health care and support services around the world. The International Secretariat of the Order – called St John International – is the supporting body for St John organisations. We are providing support services, based on individual assessments of the current activities and needs of our local organisation.


Author: Stephan Beschle

Mother and Baby Programme


Author: Stephan Beschle

Masks for Malawi: St John’s Day Appeal 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on St John. It has changed how we reach the most vulnerable people, who depend on our help. Although we do all we can to continue our crucial health services in Malawi, Zambia and other developing countries, without proper personal protection (PPE) for our staff and volunteers, we will not be able to do so.


Author: Stephan Beschle

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £428.40


  • New Chancellor and Order Librarian appointed

    St John welcomes Dr Willmore as Chancellor. She took over from Patrick Burgess on St John's Day. Todd Skilton was appointed as new Order Librarian. Read more

  • COVID-19: Our worldwide response

    St John organisations in more than 36 countries are fighting at the frontline against COVID-19. Our volunteers and staff are supporting national health systems, which otherwise would not be able to cope with the virus and its effects on the local population. Read more

  • A message from our Grand Prior

    The Duke of Gloucester sent a message of thanks to the over 250,000 members of St John around the world, thanking them for their work. Read more

St John around the World