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Last weekend eleven members of the Commandery of Wales and our guests travelled to Dublin for the Grand Priory of Ireland National Investiture.  We were the largest national group present at the investiture, a fact that was commented upon by our host, HE the Chevalier the Honourable Mr Justice Bernard Barton GCLJ.

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The Grand Priory of England and Wales held the National (Northern) Services of Vigil and Investiture in Liverpool on the 27th and 28th October 2017.

This took place in Liverpool Parish Church, dedicated to Our Lady and St Nicholas, which is situated near the famous Royal Liver Building at the Pier Head on the Mersey, by permission of the Rector, the Revd Dr Crispin Pailing. 

The contemplative Vigil before an Investiture was held on Friday Evening and was conducted by the Chaplain-General, The Revd Canon Victor Bullock SChLJ who, assisted by Chaplains of the Order, led a...

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The St Lazarus Charitable Trust has been working with EMMS International since 2014, supporting young medical students undertaking elective placements in leprosy-affected countries.  We were delighted to welcome their Development Officer, Alison Steele, and 3 students to speak to members of the Order at the Liverpool Investiture in October.

Alison writes:

‘It was a pleasure to bring bursary winners and the Order together, and enable Emma Bean, Judith Clarke, and Andrew Duncan to share their experiences of what being on elective was like. Emma and Judith are currently in their...

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It is with deep sadness that we announce that the XLIX Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, His Excellency, Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán, passed away at 7.00am on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at his residence in Madrid, Spain.

He  had been hospitalized a few weeks ago but after nearly...

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The International Pilgrimage of the Order in June was a great success, increased by the attendance of the Grand Master and the Grand Master Emeritus, and everyone attending was very appreciative of the work and effort that had gone into preparing for the event.  The weather was perfect: not too hot, with glorious sunshine throughout.  It would be difficult to choose better locations anywhere in Italy.  Both Palermo and Monreale are filled with magnificent ancient monuments and churches steeped in history.  The atmosphere among members attending was formal  where required, but generally...

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The Grand Master Emeritus, the Duke of Seville, visited London on 16th May to attend the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights at the Mansion House. The purpose of the visit was to support the Grand Priory of England and Wales and, in particular, its Vice Chancellor Chev Alan Culverhouse KCLJ who is currently Master of this ancient livery Company.

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The beautiful setting of St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London saw the National Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales on Saturday 29th April 2017.

With over 150 members, visitors and guests in attendance, the Choir of St Paul’s sang the Introit ‘I was glad’ as the Investing Officer, the Bailiff H.E. The Chevalier Charles Holloway GCLJ, KMLJ,...

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Over 70 members and guests gathered in the prestigious surroundings of the Cholmondeley Room of the House of Lords on the evening of 14 November for a charity dinner, hosted by our Grand Prior, the Marquis of Lothian.   Every Commandery was represented, and we were pleased to be able to welcome guests from farther afield, including Chev. Lars Sahlin KCLJ, the Chair of the International Public Relations Committee, and his wife Irene, who had travelled from Sweden to join the festivities.

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Inspired by a rallying pre-pilgrimage itinerary message from Fr Ian Evans QHC, SChLJ, the Chaplain-General, eighteen pilgrims, under the auspices of the Commandery of Wales, made the 250-mile journey on Friday 22nd July 2016 to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  Six of the group were first time Walsingham pilgrims.

After Vespers and supper, the pilgrim group gathered in The Orangery for an illustrated lecture on the history of Walsingham given by the Commander of Wales, Dr David Woolf KLJ, a Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham.

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A new water purification unit has been installed at the Leprosy Hospital of Believers’ Church of Purulia, India, sponsored by the Order of St Lazarus and organised by Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, India. The money was raised by members of the Commandery of John of Gaunt. Samir from Purulia writes that it has been of enormous benefit for...

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