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Charity Summary

Charity Details

The Priory In New Zealand of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
St John

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

Private Bag 14902
St John Ambulance Headquarters
2 Harrison Road

Charity's other details

0800 785 646

Group Members

Below are all the members of St John. Click into the individual members below to view their charity summary.

Member Charities
Kaikoura St. John Foundation Trust
Order of St John Great Barrier Island
St John Alexandra Area Committee
St John Ambulance Financial Control Board - Timaru
St John Amuri Area Committee
St John Ashburton Area Committee
St John Banks Peninsula Area Committee
St John Bay Of Islands Area Committee
St John Benneydale Area Committee
The Priory In New Zealand of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

St John exists to further the work of The Order of St John and to meet the needs of the community within New Zealand for high quality and readily accessible treatment and services. This includes the provision of a medical alarms service, training and advice in primary healthcare, including accident prevention in the workplace and the home as well as help, advice and training for other health related needs in the community. The mission of St John in New Zealand is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of all people throughout New Zealand. The vision for St John is enhanced health and wellbeing for all New Zealanders.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers), Provides buildings / facilities / open space


Education / training / research, Emergency / disaster relief, Fund-raising, People with disabilities, Promotion of volunteering

General public

Children / young people, Older people, People with disabilities

Entity Structure

The governing body of St John worldwide is its Grand Council. In New Zealand the Priory Chapter overseas the philosophy of the organisation and approves the strategic and financial direction of St John in New Zealand; recommends change to international policy and provides recommendations on conferring honours and awards. Priory Chapter is chaired by the Governor-General, as Prior of the Order in New Zealand. Priory Chapter is responsible for all the work of St John in New Zealand.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.


This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 31 December 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31 December 2009.

Please note: This charity is a member of a Group which submits Consolidated Annual Returns. To view these Annual Returns on the Group Summary click here. Any Annual Returns listed below were submitted when this charity was a single entity.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2020 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2019 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2018 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2017 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2016 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2015 Member of 'St John' group - click here to view Annual Return
31/12/2014 17/12/2014 $242,046,001 $238,242,000
31/12/2013 13/12/2013 $239,755,000 $232,177,000
31/12/2012 10/01/2013 $237,274,000 $237,200,000
31/12/2011 8/12/2011 $223,169,000 $225,438,000

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Kelvan Smith Member 1/07/2019
Grant John Crowley Member 25/06/2017
Julian David Butson Member 25/06/2017
Rachel Hannah Brooke Member 25/06/2017
John Henry Whitehead Member 1/03/2017
Vanessa Jane Thornton Priory Trust Board Member 11/04/2016
Peter Young Trustee 31/07/2014
Kenneth Ivan Williamson Trustee 24/06/2014
Souella Maria Cumming Deputy Chancellor 22/11/2008
Steven Alan Evans Chancellor 24/06/1999

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Joanne Maree Conroy Trustee 30/06/2019
Geoff Ridley Trustee 22/03/2019
Lesley McTurk Priory Trust Board Member 7/11/2018
David Aro Trustee 24/06/2017
Jeremy Stubbs Trustee 24/06/2017
Lee Short Trustee 24/06/2017
Jenni Norton Priory Trust Board Member 31/03/2017
Ian Shepherd Civil Trustee 31/05/2016
Richard Bundell Trustee 19/07/2015
Amanda Stanes Trustee 12/12/2014

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
26/11/2019 NOC033
8/06/2018 NOC030
30/08/2017 NOC025
16/02/2016 NOC023
2/07/2015 NOC022
13/10/2014 NOC021
3/07/2014 NOC020
23/06/2014 NOC019
13/03/2013 NOC015
15/10/2012 NOC014

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