27 February 2015


On Tuesday 24 February, Mr Patrick Burgess MBE was installed as the new Chancellor of the Order by the Grand Prior, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, in the Priory Church of St John.


The Chancellor is a Great Officer of the Order; as such he is a member of the Order’s worldwide governing bodies and contributes to the development of the Order’s overall policy internationally.


The Chancellor may act as the deputy of the Lord Prior when the Lord Prior is not available. The appointment has lead responsibility for maintaining the status and integrity of the Order as an Order of Chivalry of the Crown, including the Order’s system for the conferment of honours and awards and all its other chivalric aspects; for constitutional issues; and for relations with the other Orders of St John.


On behalf of all staff and volunteers within the St John family, we would like to wish Mr Burgess many congratulations and all the very best for his tenure as Chancellor.


Chancellor Mr Patrick Burgess' Speech Transcript:

Chancellor Patrick Burgess Speech at Installation Feb 2015.pdf