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OUR PRESENCE IN THE WORLD – with 400,000 volunteers in 153 countries, the Order of St John is one of the worlds’ largest aid organisations.  In many countries, the Order runs ambulance services, first aid training, nursing homes, hospitals, including the Eye Hospital in East Jerusalem. FILM LENGTH: 3.37 min.

AN ALLIANCE – the Johanniter Alliance consists of four independent evangelical orders: Der Johanniterorder, Germany with the Johanniter Orders in Finland, France, Switzerland and Hungary; the Most Venerable Order of St John, Great Britain with the British Commonwealth and the United States; the Johanniter Order in Nederland, Netherlands and the Johanniter Order in Sweden.

THE CATHOLIC BRANCH – the Maltese Order is the Catholic branch of the Order of St John.  The Pope has declared the Maltese Order and the Johanniter Alliance as legitimate orders of chivalry.


The grant activity is the most important task of the Order in Sweden.  Every year, grants are given to about 400 individuals and about 70 organisations.  Financial assistance is mainly given to the elderly and/or the sic and to a lesser extent to children and families with children in difficult circumstances.  Dental care, visual and hearing aids are given priority