St John's Day celebrations

London, England, 24. June 2017

On 24 June, over 1,500 Order members, volunteers, staff and guests attended this year's St John's Day celebrations.

Following the General Assembly in the morning, the focus moved to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Service of Commemoration and Rededication. During the Service, the banners of the late Lady Moyra Browne and Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith were formally laid-up. The Very Reverend Robert Willis, Priory Sub-Dean and Dean of Canterbury, gave the Sermon.

Miss Harriet Walton, St John Ambulance's National Cadet of the Year, presents the Priory Book of Remembrance

All pictures by St John Ambulance

This year's celebrations were also adapted to incorporate the Priory's annual Visitation - which had not been to London before - and a visit by over 100 volunteers from St John in Hong Kong who were celebrating their centenary.


The Hong Kong St John Ambulance Colour paraded this year to mark the Centenary of St John in Hong Kong

After the Service, the Lord Mayor met with volunteers in Paternoster Square.St John’s Day provides an opportunity for the whole family of St John to join together to rededicate its service, to celebrate the work of our volunteers and staff and to commemorate those who have gone before us. Next year, St John's Day will be celebrated on Saturday 23 June.

 

 

The Lord Mayor has is CPR technique perfected by a St John Ambulance's Cadet