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. She took over from Patrick Burgess, who held the post with great distinction since 2014.

For the first time a woman will hold the position of Chancellor. Dr Willmore is also the first female Great Officer of the Order of St John.

…as Chancellor, it is my privilege, standing on the shoulders of very distinguished, respected and loved predecessors to continue to build strong links between the Alliance of the three Johanniter Orders in Europe, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and ourselves.  

Dr Gillian Willmore

You can read Willmore’s full installation address here

Guests of the service included St John people from around the world, representatives from the German, Dutch and Swedish Orders, as well as the Sovereign Order of Malta and Johanniter International. The formal installation had been postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

After the installation new and promoted members of the Order were invested.

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