Thursday 22 December 2022

Carol Concert for SUROL

Thank you to all who attended the Carol Concert last week.

Thank you also to the wonderful Octavius Singers 
for providing a joyful and uplifting start to our Christmas festivities.

We raised £478 for the Order's support of SUROL, 
caring for those affected by leprosy in Sri Lanka.

Friday 16 December 2022



Saturday 17th December 

our annual Charity Candlelit Carol Concert 

with the talented Octavius Singers.

Everyone always says, it marks the start of “Christmas proper” for them, so if you’ve never been before why not come along this year?

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served afterwards in the Pope John Paul Room.

A collection will be taken up for those suffering from leprosy in Sri Lanka, 

work funded by the Order of St Lazarus

for SUROL.

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Church

Stanifield Lane


PR25 4QG

Thursday 1 December 2022

Charity Candlelight Carol Concert



at 7.30pm

with the


Bring all the family.

Mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.

Always a lovely evening.

"The start of Christmas proper!"

There will be a collection to raise funds for those suffering from leprosy in Sri Lanka.

Time to begin your Christmas with this lovely celebration and live out the true meaning of the Nativity by helping those in need.

Friday 9 September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Requiescat in pace.

“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

The Chaplain General will offer Solemn Requiem Mass
this Sunday at 10am.

Thursday 25 August 2022

Charity Dinner for the Ukraine and Benediction

The Grand Priory of Great Britain recently held a Dinner to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.
Members and friends gathered in Lancashire at the Church of St Catherine Labouré
for the awarding of promotions and a Thanksgiving Benediction.

Entrance procession.

At the altar

Sone excellent singing and chant raised our hearts and minds.

The main promotions were of our long standing members, David and Theresa O'Neill to the rank of Knight and Dame.

The Grand Prior, H.E. Chev. Anthony Dickinson  KLJ CMLJ
dubs David as a Knight of the Order. 

Prayers over the new Knight and Dame.

Our special guests and now old friends of the Order, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Hadcock and his wife, Camilla. 

Fr Leo Daley proclaims the Gospel.

A sermon given by the Chaplain General.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was given in Thanksgiving.

Our Hospitaller,  William Hackett CSt.J StJ KLJ CML carries the sword, as always with unique stlye!

A drinks reception followed.

The newly promoted.

A splendid dinner was held at Farington Lodge.

Some of the members for the obligatory Photo.

Friday 27 May 2022

Charity Dinner for Ukrainian Refugees

Sadly, the terrible war in Ukraine continues and the weapons are so often targeted on people's homes, so although the trauma of fleeing their country is awful, their fate had they remained would perhaps have been even worse. 

The Order of St Lazarus internationally continues it's work to support those who have fled for their lives.

The Grand Priory of Great Britain has already sent £2,000 towards this effort and we are now holding a Charity Dinner to raise some more funds.

We will gather on the evening of Friday 15th July for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the Chaplain General’s Church in Farington - St Catherine's, preceded by the granting of promotions, etc. An aperitif will be served in the Pope John Paul II Room and then the Grand Prior will host a Dinner at Farington Lodge. 

Our guests of honour will be the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Charles Hadcock and his wife, Camilla.

Any guests are most welcome to attend any and all events.  

Friday 8 April 2022

Ukraine refugee assistance

An update of some of the work going on that our donations have helped towards.

Peter Tüzes KLJ, Chancellor of the Grand Priory of Hungary writes: 

Since the last report we continued and continue to work together with Kolping Society (Hungarian Kolping Association). This week we finished with our 7th transport and like the previous 3, the route was again through Romania.

So far we have supplied app. 20 tons of food, hygienic and sanitary products, baby and women protection packages, bandage, field-beds, sleeping bags etc.

Our supply targets South of Ukraine, where there is no war but are many internal refugees. We had to rent vans and small trucks, and we sent the goods to a Kolping Hospital.

So far 7 from the 20 Hungarian brothers made at least one trip to central or eastern Romania (where we transship the loads to Ukrainian vans), mainly as drivers (jfyi: a return trip has ~ 1700 km and takes 2 x 13 hours).

We continue to collect donations form Hungarian companies and civilians. With the help received from the Saint Lazarus Order, the Liechtenstein Hilfswerk and with other donations we can continue our mission.

In parallel with the supplies sent directly to Ukraine we continue to provide Hungarian Refugee Centers with warm meals. We are in contact with 3 centers, hosting altogether app 90-100 people.

I am proud to tell you, that after more than a month of humanitarian crisis the generosity of the Hungarian society and compassion with the refugees is still at high level. App. 600,000 refugees have entered Hungary so far, 8-10% of them remained in the country.

Let’s continue to pray for peace!

Thursday 10 March 2022

Prayers and aid for Ukraine

The Grand Priory of Great Britain, under the instigation of our Prior, HE Chev Anthony Dickinson, has sent £2,000 to the Order's international appeal for aid to assist Ukrainian refugees. Already members in the countries bordering Ukraine are active in bringing this aid to those in need.

In an appeal in the Chaplain General's church of St Catherine in Leyland, £867.90 has been raised towards that. A fine and generous effort.

Our prayers as well as our practical actions continue to be with the people of the Ukraine for a speedy end to their sufferings. Prayers both for freedom and for justice.