Membership in The Order of St John is a decorated honor bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A prerequisite to membership is a demonstrated commitment to local and/or national charitable work. Although a Christian Order of Chivalry, membership in the Order is open to persons of all faiths who can promise to support the Order’s work in aid of the poor and the sick, in addition to continuing ongoing charitable responsibilities.
New members commit to supporting the Order through not only through their continued good works but through annual Oblations (currently a minimum of $1,000 in the U. S.). In the Priory in the U.S., nominations to membership must be made by two current Members.
Applications are then reviewed by the Membership Committee and sent to St John’s Gate, London, and finally to Buckingham Palace for approval. Members are formally invested in a yearly service of Investiture and Rededication, held in November.
Ruth Ann Skaff, Executive Director
The American Society and The Priory in the U.S. Order of St John
1875 K Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1251
E-mail: Priory USA@saintjohn.org