Durham KT Sponsored First Aider Reports on Field Trip to Jerusalem

Lauren Wilkinson, a First Aider for St John Ambulance who has been sponsored by the Durham Knights Templar, spent a valuable week discovering more about the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital and the fantastic work it continues to do in the community.

In July 2019, Lauren visited the Hospital in Jerusalem for eight days to learn about the day-to-day activities of the Hospital and the community it serves, from their Outreach Programme that visits remote villages to screen for eye diseases, to their laser therapy clinic, and even delivered a life support training session to the staff.

"I’m so grateful for this experience
working with the St John Eye Hospital.
The work they do is a huge inspiration
to me. I intend to harness the team’s
passion and commitment to clinical
excellence in my career moving forward."

St John Ambulance First Aider
Lauren Wilkinson

You can read more about her journey and experiences in her article "Peace in Sight" here, or if you would like to read more about the St John Eye Hospital, the latest edition of Jerusalem Scene can be downloaded here.




We wish Lauren all the best and many thanks to Durham Knights Templar for their hard work in supporting worthwhile efforts like this.


New Provincial Prior Installed in West Yorkshire

R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton was Installed as Provincial Prior for West Yorkshire by the M.E. & S. Grand Master Paul Clement, G.C.T. at the Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Leeds on Saturday.

Great Seneschal V.H. & R.E.Kt. Andrew Rainbow; Grand Master M.E. & S.Kt. Paul Clement, G.C.T.; Provincial Prior R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton; Great Prelate The Rev'd Malcolm Lane, JP, K.C.T.

Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley, Leeds was fully packed on Saturday, 26 October to support the Installation of R.E.Kt. Hearl Roger Lenton (formerly Deputy-in-charge) as the new Provincial Prior for the Province of West Yorkshire.

The twenty-four Preceptories of the Povince proudly paraded their respective banners (several representing Preceptories over two-hundred years old!) before the Grand Master, who then went on to Install R.E.Kt. Lenton as the Provincial Prior of West Yorkshire. The new Provincial Prior in turn Installed V.E.Kt. George Antony Ryder Wilkinson to be his Provincial Sub-Prior. It was a wonderful meeting followed by excellent festivities in a warm atmosphere.

We wish R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton, V.E.Kt. Tony Wilkinson and the Province of West Yorkshire our very best wishes for a prosperous future.


M.E. & S.Kt. Paul R. Clement, G.C.T.
Grand Master

V.H. & R.E.Kt. Andrew C. Rainbow, G.C.T.
Great Seneschal


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