WE ARE A WORLDWIDE ORGANISATION WITH A LOCAL POINT OF VIEW
STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
St John is an international charity which has been providing first aid and first aid training for over 140 years , health care, and support services in over 40 countries around the world. Together they make up the Order of St John.
The Most Venerable Order of St John has two foundations:
- St John Ambulance
which operates in over 40 countries around the world.
- Jerusalem Eye Hospital
which is supported by all Priories, Commanderies, some Associations, and by the Alliance of Orders of St John
The Sovereign Head of the Order of St John is Her Majesty The Queen.
The Grand Prior is His Royal Highness Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO GCStJ.
The Grand Council is made up of:
- the Six Great Officers including the Lord Prior, Mark Compton
- the Heads of the 8 Priories and
- the Order Hospitaller
The Grand Council is supported by the Order Secretariat including the Secretary General and support staff.
The forty-one St John Establishments around the world include:
- 8 Priories
- 32 Associations
- 1 Associated Body
WHO WE ARE
St John Gibraltar is a national association of the Order of St John. It is a registered charity in Gibraltar with charity number 171.
The Order’s charitable work is carried out by the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and national St John organisations worldwide with volunteers and staff of over 350,000.
The Order of St John itself is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown. Her Majesty the Queen, the Sovereign Head of the Order, followed by the Grand Prior (since 1974) Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
The Order is a Christian Order, founded on Christian principles and all we do is inspired by Christian ideals. However we warmly welcome people of any faith or no faith, who are motivated to share in our mission.