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

The Order of St John

St John promotes physical, mental and spiritual health and resilience in more than 35 countries, mostly in the Commonwealth. The Order delivers its charitable activities through local St John Ambulance organisations and the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.


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World Health Day 2021: St John at the forefront of global Covid-19 response

Read here how St John organisations continue to provide life-saving support to their communities in the fight against the worldwide pandemic.


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Ways to donate

By donating to St John International, your money will help support the many St John Associations around the world, and improve health services and outcomes in local communities.


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    Restart a Heart Day is held every October to encourage more people to learn CPR and life-saving skills through first aid training. Read more

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    It is with a profound sense of sadness and grief that we learned of the passing of the former Prior of the Priory of Scotland, our friend, colleague and Confrere, Major General Mark Strudwick. Read more

  • Dr Willmore installed as first female Chancellor

    On 8th September 2021, Dr Gillian Willmore was installed as the new Chancellor of the Order by our Grand Prior, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester in the Priory Church of St John. Read more