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Our Bailiff, HE the Chevalier Charles Holloway GCLJ, was delighted to be invited to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday 16 May, when he presented the hospital with a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the St Lazarus Charitable Trust.
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Chelsea Pensioner Roy Palmer presented the Bailiff with a splendid certificate recording the Grand Priory’s status as the Royal Hospital’s latest...

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The wonderful sunshine certainly enhanced the King Offa Commemoration Walk in the beautiful surroundings of Locko Park in Derbyshire, to the site of the former medieval Leprosarium and Preceptory, established there in the 13th Century by the Order of St Lazarus. 

The site was moated and came with associated outbuildings, fishponds, and a spring, known as St Ann’s Well.  Members and friends who joined in the walk were able to view a stone under which there are still signs of a well, by the side of the field, which has never been mowed, and is only visited by ruminating cows, and very...

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Chevalier Dr. David Woolf KCLJ writes:

Yesterday we closed the Commandery of Wales appeal for the St Lazarus Charitable Trust, funded by the 300 kilometre sponsored Camino pilgrimage hike undertaken by my parents, Peter and Diane Woolf.  The appeal raised an amazing £3000 for the Trust, to be equally split between the Leprosy Mission and Help for Heroes, acknowledging both the hospitaller and military character of our Order.

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On Wednesday 15th May 2019 members and guests of the Order were present at the Cavalry & Guards Club, Piccadilly, for the Military & Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem Charitable Trust fundraising dinner in aid of the Leprosy Mission and Combat Stress.

The following morning, by very kind permission of the Dean of Westminster, an Old Rite (Latin) Low Mass was celebrated by Fr Sebastian Jones Cong Orat, SChLJ (Commandery of Wales Joint Chaplain, Dean of Newman Hall Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy and Superior of the Cardiff Oratory) at the...
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The annual Chaplain’s and Fellows’ Dinner, to mark the end of the academic year, was held on Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Cardiff University Chaplaincy at Newman Hall.  The Commandery of Wales is based at Newman Hall.  The members of the Commandery who are Fellows of the Hall were invited to the dinner.  These included the Senior Fellows, Chevalier Dr David Woolf KCLJ (Commander) and Chevalier Anthony Jeremey KCLJ (Chancellor); and the Fellows, Confrères Haydn Rees CLJ (Marshal), Neil Buffin CLJ (Secretary), Craig Williams CLJ (Hospitaller), Jeffrey Morgan CLJ, Rhys Jenkins OLJ (Deputy-...

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Saturday 4th May 2019 was one of those ‘once in a lifetime experiences’.  Three members of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, the Revd Paul Bagott SChLJ, the Revd John Eldridge SChLJ (Deputy Chaplain-General) and Chevalier Dr David KCLJ (Commander of Wales), were privileged to be at the epicentre of an unique event at Westminster Abbey.  Fr Paul was present as a Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey.  Fr John and Dr Woolf were there as members of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham.  The Chapter of Guardians of the Holy House, the members of the...
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On the Friday and Saturday of the Easter Octave, the Commandery of Wales hosted in Cardiff the Spring National Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales.  By kind permission of the Vicar, Canon Stewart Lisk, Area Dean of Cardiff and Canon of Llandaff Cathedral, the Vigil service was held at the Anglican Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Roath.  This beautiful church was built by the third Marquess of Bute on the site of a previous 12th century foundation.  Its many interesting architectural features include the Bute Mausoleum. 
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Easter Charity Event

The Commandery of the Midlands - King Offa - held a splendid 10th Anniversary Celebration in Ilkeston on Saturday, 6th April 2019, culminating in an amazing presentation of generous cheques on behalf of the Order of St Lazarus to Leprosy Charities, which included The Leprosy Mission, Lepra and Nepal Leprosy Trust.

Attending the event was the Mayor of Erewash - Cllr Chris Corbett, Erewash MP, Mrs Maggie Throup and the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Sue Saddington.

The afternoon began with a celebratory Evensong held in St Mary the...

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The annual service of re-dedication for the Commandery of London & Westminster took place on Saturday 2 March at St Pancras Old Church, London, by kind permission of Fr. James Elston AChLJ.

Around 30 members of the Commandery gathered in this historic church, where we received a warm welcome from the parishioners.  As we were reminded, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where many lepers were treated in the past, had been located very close by until as recently as 1998, so it was a most appropriate setting for our gathering.

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On the afternoon of the 9th March 2019 eleven members of the Order and the Companionate of Merit travelled to the ancient Priory Church of St Mary’s Abergavenny for a Lenten Retreat.  Our hosts were the Revd Canon Mark Soady, Vicar of St Mary’s and Area Dean of Abergavenny, and the Revd Thomas Bates SSC, Curate of St Mary’s.

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The resident Historian of the Priory,...

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