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The Order of St John

St John is a major international charity which provides first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world. Together they make up the Order of St John, which is accredited to the United Nations.

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 400,000.

The Order of St John traces its origins back more than 900 years, to the Knights Hospitaller from whom St John today derives its inspiration and maxims:

Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum,
‘For the Faith and in the Service of Humanity.’

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, honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of St John, by awarding membership, at different grades, in the Order.

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.

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