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The Service of Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales was held on Saturday 30th April 2022 at the splendid St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London, by permission of the vicar, The Revd Canon Alan Gyle SChLJ. At 11.00am prompt, the procession entered the Church to the rousing organ voluntary ‘Introduction- Choral’ from Suite Gothique, Op. 25 composed by Léon Boëllmann.

With a congregation of over 100 people in attendance, the service was led by the Chaplain-General The Revd Canon Andrew Stevens SChLJ and the Preacher was The Rt Revd Monsignor Keith Newton PA - Ordinary...

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Each November, the City of London is host to a spectacular parade celebrating the election of the new Lord Mayor ‘for the year ensuing’.  The Lord Mayor’s Show is the largest and oldest street pageant in the world and first took place in 1215.  These days, the 3-mile long procession comprises some 150 floats, along with marching bands and ceremonial officers.

This year, for the first time in the history of the Show, the Order of St Lazarus was represented in the parade, which celebrated the election of HE Alderman Vincent Keaveny GCLJ GCrLJ as the 693rd Lord Mayor of the City of...

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The 2021 Service of Investiture of The Grand Priory of England and Wales was held on Saturday 16th October 2021 at the beautiful St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London. At 11.00am prompt, the procession entered the Church to the rousing hymn 'All people that on earth do dwell'.

With a congregation of over 100 people in attendance, the service was led by the Chaplain-General The Revd Canon Andrew Stevens SChLJ and the Preacher was His Eminence, Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Archbishop of London, who delivered a thought provoking sermon.
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We were delighted to hear that one of our London chaplains, Fr. Alan Gyle SChLJ, has recently been appointed Canon Quintus at the Cathedral of St Deiniol, Bangor in North Wales.  In addition to his roles as Vicar of St Paul’s Knightsbridge and Priest-Vicar at Westminster Abbey, Fr. Alan is an organisational consultant and has, over the past decade, worked in every diocese in Wales...

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On Saturday 31st July 2021, King Offa Commandery’s Annual Service of Celebration and Renewal of Knightly Vows, including an Investiture conducted by H.E. The Chevalier Charles Holloway, GCLJ, KMLJ, Bailiff of the Grand Priory of England & Wales, was held at the Ancient Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark on Trent in the English Midlands. In...

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The Commandery of King Offa held an Evening Service to mark World Leprosy Day and raise awareness of Leprosy. It took place with Covid-19 precautions in the ancient parish church of St Wilfrid, Kirkby in Ashfield and was conducted by the Commander Chevalier Mario Rizzardi KLJ, assisted by his Chaplain Revd Kevin Charles SChLJ with Chevalier John Bullock KLJ, Chancellor at...

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A further donation to the Grand Priory’s Lebanon Appeal was received towards the end of October from Ethan Bradley MLJ, a member of Mersey Commandery, currently living and working in Singapore. Ethan completed a sponsored walk of the island (113.7km or 70.65 miles) and raised £912, which the Trust will make up to £1,000. The walk took just under 28 hours to complete (27 hours, 53 minutes to be precise). Ethan was accompanied by Tom Buttling (raising money for the Singapore based charity Transient Workers Count 2, which promotes equitable treatment for migrant workers in Singapore) and, for...

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Chevalier Peter Salt passed to higher service on 16th October 2020 at the age of 71.
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He joined the Order in 2008 as a founding member and first Chancellor of the Commandery of King Offa in the Grand Priory of England & Wales.  In that position, he was an active, hard-working leader. Most notably, he chaired the working party charged with recommending a mission...

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The Commandery of the English Midlands - King Offa - was represented at an outdoor service and flag-raising ceremony at Ashfield District Council Headquarters, Kirkby in Ashfield by the Commander, Chevalier Mario Rizzardi KLJ, accompanied by the Chancellor,
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Chevalier John Bullock KLJ. 

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