Thursday 5th December marked the passing of the remarkable Nelson Mandela - a member of St John and a truly unique and irreplaceable human being. 

In response to the news of Nelson Mandela's passing, an official statement from the St John International office in London states; 

"It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the death of the truly unique and irreplaceable Nelson Mandela - a man who taught so many of us the power of love, compassion and forgiveness and who will be dearly missed by the world.

We are truly honored that Mandela used some of his boundless spirit to help St John’s global charity work, as he was a dedicated and treasured senior member appointed as a Knight of Grace and Bailiff Grand Cross of The Order of St John many years ago and we will be forever grateful to him for the selfless commitment and wisdom he gave us throughout the years."

Mandela’s legacy will live on and his memory will be forever cherished. 

We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends at this sad time. May he rest in peace.