On the evening of Friday 16th November 2018 the Cardiff Oratory and the Order of St Lazarus, Commandery of Wales, co-hosted a fundraising dinner at Newman Hall for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Syrian Christian Refugee Appeal. During preprandial drinks in the Newman Hall library Dr Alex McAuley, a Classicist and Lecturer in Hellensitic History & Director of International Affairs at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University, delivered a fascinating illustrated lecture entitled ‘Syria Yesterday and Today’.
The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem - King Offa Commandery - attended the Remembrance Sunday Parade on the 11th November 2018 in Nottingham. Thousands of people turned out to the county’s main Remembrance Sunday parade, at the Victoria Embankment. As well as the large crowds in attendance, there was representation from all areas of the armed forces, as well...
On the evening of Sunday 11th November 2018, at the invitation of the Very Rev’d Dr Sebastian Jones Cong Orat, ChLJ, Moderator of the Cardiff Oratory, Dean of Newman Hall and Executive Chaplain of the Commandery of Wales, members of the Commandery joined the congregation of the University Catholic Chaplaincy and the residents of Nazareth House at the University Church for the Act of Remembrance. These commemorations took on extra poignancy with this year being the centenary of the signing of the Armistice ending the First World War. Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards KCVO, GCStJ, KCLJ,...more
The Autumn National Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales was held in the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair on Saturday 27th October 2018.
Duke of Seville GE as Investing Officer, assisted by the Bailiff, HE The...
The weekend began with our attendance at Choral Evensong held in the Quire of Ripon Cathedral - a most apt and holy place for the commencement of our Pilgrimage to this very special part of God's kingdom.
Those of us who stayed at the Royal Spa Hotel were pleased with our spacious rooms and the scrumptious food supplied to us, both for our Pilgrimage Dinner and the tasty breakfasts, (including the Kippers, and not forgetting, of course, the Marmite, a particular favourite of our Commander, Chevalier Mario Rizzardi). The roast beef on Friday evening was probably the most delicious...more
On the morning of Saturday 22 September, members and friends of the Commandery of London & Westminster gathered in the Cloister Court of Queens’ College Cambridge at the beginning of a day of fellowship and learning.
After some welcome refreshments on a damp and chilly morning, we settled down to hear from Irene Allen of LEPRA, who gave an excellent talk which...
HM Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace and Lady Peace were just two of the guests who attended our very special 10th Anniversary Service of Celebration & Renewal of Vows on a beautiful summer’s day in July in Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.
On Monday 24th September 2018, at the Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars, Alderman Vincent Keaveny KCLJ, Sheriff-Elect of London and a long-standing member of the Order of St Lazarus, was presented with his Shrieval Chain of Office and Badge. The Shrieval Chain is unique to each Sheriff and, by tradition, is fashioned to incorporate symbols from many of those...more
The Revd Kevin Charles ChLJ , King Offa Commandery Chaplain, led the National Ambulance Memorial Service held on Thursday 13th September 2018. Following a service in the Chapel of Peace, the commemoration moved to the Ambulance Service Garden of Remembrance for a service to honour the memory of all those no longer with us who have served in ambulance services in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and Gibraltar. Wreaths were laid and the Roll of Honour read out.
The Commandery of King Offa celebrated Oak Apple Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at the ancient Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
The celebrations to mark the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 commenced with a Concert of Music and Songs performed in Church by Mr Tony Wade MMLJ. He played many musical instruments, from...