The Lord Prior of the Order of St John, Dr. Anthony Mellows will be visiting St. Lucia from 25 to 29 August to meet with the members of the local St John Association of Saint Lucia. The Lord Prior is the most senior non-Royal member of the Order worldwide.

The Order of St John is a major international charity, accredited to the United Nations, whose organisations provide first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world. The Order's charitable work is carried out by the St John Eye Hospital Group in Jerusalem and St John Ambulance organisations worldwide - with volunteers and staff of over 250,000. In Saint Lucia, St John has been around for more than eighty years and was the first International organisation that provided first aid and support services.

The Order of St John traces its origins back 900 years to the Knights Hospitaller from whom St John today derives its inspiration and maxims – Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum, 'For the Faith and in the Service of Humanity.' The Order of St John itself is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown with 25,000 members around the world. The full name for the Order of St John is The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

Whilst in St Lucia the Lord Prior will be making courtesy calls on the Governor General, the Prime Minister and Ministers of Health and Education.  He will also meet with council members and volunteers of St John St Lucia and tour the island to meet with St John stakeholders.  His visit will culminate with a reception in his honour at Government House.

The Lord Prior’s visit to St Lucia is a great honour for the St John Association of Saint Lucia and we will ensure that he not only gets a good appreciation of the work of our association but also gets to discover the beauty of St Lucia and its people.

Posted by: Admin on 23 August 2013

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