Past Events

The Commandery of The Marches will hold its Annual Church Service

at 3.15p.m. on Saturday 15th September 2018  at St. Mary’s Church, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3AQ

All  Members of the Order and their Guests are cordially invited to be present on this important occasion.

Those who are not participating in the procession are invited to be seated by 3.00 p.m. when they will be addressed by the Marshal.

The procession will be formed by the Deputy Marshal at 3.10 p.m.

A rehearsal of Commandery Officers will be held at 2.30 p.m.

A rehearsal of the...


Our Commander and Dr. M Shepherd invite you to a Garden Party and Barbecue, which will be held on Saturday, 21st July 2018 from 2pm in aid of Manchester Children’s Hospital and the St. Lazarus Charitable Trust. This is a major fund raising event for the Commandery and we would be delighted for your support. You will be made most welcome.

There will be a barbecue (including vegetarian food), a raffle and garden games. Beetham Community Band will play for you and you will be assured of good company - what more could you ask for on a summer afternoon?

Entry charge is £10....


The Commander, Chevalier Mario Rizzardi, invites you to join the festivities for our tenth birthday at the Service of Celebration & Renewal of Knightly Vows at Southwell Minster, the Cathedral Church of Southwell & Nottingham.


The Civic Party will be led by Sir John Peace, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. The Grand Priory Party will be led by...


Every year the Grand Priory endeavours to arrange one national event to be a high profile fundraiser for the St Lazarus Charitable Trust and advertise the work we as an Order do to help combat leprosy and the social stigma this dreadful disease carries.


This year’s event will be a concert of Romantic chamber music at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, thanks to the...


The Commandery of King Offa invites you to attend a Royal Oak Apple Day Celebration, to be held on Saturday 2nd June 2018 in aid of the St Lazarus charity.  This event will take place in at the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Church Avenue, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 2EB.

The celebrations will start at 2:15pm with a concert of music and songs to mark Oak Apple Day performed by the multi-talented Mr Tony Wade. This will be followed by a sparkling Restoration buffet feast of fine English cheeses, delicious breads, celebration pork pies etc. in the Magdalene Centre. There will then...


Tour of the Museum of the Order of St John, St John's Gate, London, EC1M 4DA

We are fortunate to have secured places for a private tour of the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell. The Museum of the Order of St John is one of the great hidden treasures of London, tracing the continuous history of a charity that dates back over 900 years. The Order of St John, an international charity, has a remit to provide humanitarian aid and medical support worldwide.

The Museum has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. Its extensive collections include paintings and...


There will be a meeting of the Chapter General of the Order in Madrid on Saturday May 05, 2018 at 11.00 to elect the 50th Grand Master of the Order.  There is only one candidate, HE Don Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg GCLJ.  In accordance with the Constitution, Don Francisco became Interim Grand Master of the Order on the death of the 49th Grand Master in August 2017.   The meeting will be held in the Hotel Meliá Madrid Serrano. 

This will be followed by the Installation of the new Grand Master at 16.00 the same day in the Monasterio de Santo Domingo el Real.  In the evening...




The Grand Priory of England and Wales invites Postulants, Members of the Order and their guests to this event, the programme for which appears below.

The Vigil Service will be held in the RC Parish Church of St Richard of Chichester, Cawley Road, Chichester, PO19 1XB, followed by a fork supper in The Sherburne Room, The Bishop’s Palace, Canon Lane...