We are keen to publicise events linked to St John across the county of Essex:
- 24th June, 2021: We lit up a number of prominent buildings in Essex for St John Day.
Clacton Town Hall was illuminated green thanks to the efforts of Cllr Mark Platt and Cllr Chris Amos. Here they met with St John volunteers (L-R): John Hopkins (County President), Karl Noonan, Richard Edgeworth, Tony Walters, Lee Pickard, Cllr Mark Platt, Jenny Hill, Cllr Chris Amos
County Hall in Chelmsford has it's atrium illuminated in green for the evening:
Porters Civic House in Southend (the Mayor's Parlour) was also illuminated in green:
- 2nd August, 2019: Witham Ambulance Trust donates funds to both St John Ambulance and the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Witham Ambulance Trust has been providing funds for the poor and deserving who need it to travel from Witham to Hospital Appointments after the first world war in 1921. Recently however they have decided to close the Trust as there has been less of a local need. The Trustees decided that they would like the remaining trust fund of £5,201 to be divided equally between St John Ambulance, and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. Tony Walters confirmed that these funds would be put towards purchasing a new Radio Repeater (based in Colchester) - which would enhance radio coverage in North Essex for First Aid Volunteers and Ambulance Drivers.
Pictured above (L-R): Gordon Franklin(Air Ambulance), Bill Rose (Trustee), Aderyn Gillett (Air Ambulance), Cllr Angela Kilmartin (Chair of Trustees), Cllr Clare Lager (Mayor), Janet Money (Trustee), John Hopkins (SJA County President), Tony Walters (CPG Chairman)
- 21st March, 2019: Essex County officials honour outstanding cadets at special ceremony in recognition of their service to the community
A ceremony was held at County Hall in Chelmsford to recognise our St John Cadet of the Year alongside Army, Navy and Airforce Cadets. For full details and further pictures - click here
Pictured above (L-R): High Sheriff of Essex (Mr Bryan Burrough Esq), Essex Cadet of the Year - Jack Nunn, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst), Chairman of Essex County Council (Cllr John Jowers)
- 2nd March, 2019: Coffee Morning at Great Bardfield Vicarage
For the past twelve years Dr Beaken and his parishioners at Great and Little Bardfield have raised money for the Priory of England and the Islands and for St John Eye Hospital. On the following Sunday, Dr Beaken told his congregation about his visit to the soup kitchen for the homeless, and after church it was agreed to hold a Coffee Morning in his Vicarage to support them. This was held on 2nd March 2019 and was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, members of the Order of St John and the Order of Malta, and by many parishioners. The Coffee Morning raised the splendid sum of £1,200, which has been passed on the soup kitchen.
Pictured above (L-R): Charlotte Narbeth, Caroline Narbeth, Caroline Sunnucks, Keith Allen, June Allen, the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex and the Rev. Dr Robert Beaken