Welcome to the Order of St. George Grand Priory of the Americas

The Order of St. George takes its inspiration from the ancient and honorable Christian Order of Knighthood founded in 1326 by King Károly.

As well as being the Patron Saint of England (and many other countries) St. George is revered by Christians throughout the Middle East, and is also the Patron Saint of soldiers. Our charity takes its lead from this heritage. Charitable causes we support include the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the 3rd Battalion of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Welfare Fund (our affiliated Regiment). We are particularly proud of our links with the Coptic community in Egypt, and with St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad.


WHAT DO WE DO ?

The aim of the International Knightly Order Valiant of St George is to promote and pursue the timeless traditions of chivalry by compassion and supporting works of charity. The Order focuses on supporting charities working with services personnel and with communities suffering religious

Members of The Order sustain its work directly by means of an annual subscription, by voluntary donations, and by actively engaging in charitable activities – large or small.

We welcome into membership ladies and gentlemen who wish to be involved in improving the lives of others.


“The Order of St George promotes and pursues the timeless traditions of chivalry by compassion and supporting works of charity. The Order focuses on supporting charities which work with current and former service personnel, youth organizations within the UK and with Christian communities suffering religious persecution.”

UN RECOGNITION

The International Knightly Order Valiant of St. George has been officially recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), with special consultative status, by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This valuable status enables us to engage officially with ECOSOC as well as with the United Nations Secretariat and UN programs. Special consultative status allows the Order to designate official representatives to the UN Headquarters in New York and the UN offices in Geneva and Vienna. Our representatives can now participate in UN conferences and events, and can sit as observers in meetings of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly, the Human Rights Council, and other UN intergovernmental decision making bodies. The Order can now also submit written statements to the UN Council, and has access to a variety of UN facilities. “Gaining official UN status is another step forward in the international development of our Order and its work,” said our Grand Prior, Chevalier Simon McIlwaine. “It is recognition of the growing professionalism in the way in which we operate, and I should like to thank all of those within the Order for their hard work in making official UN status for our organization a reality.”


UKRANIAN RELIEF FUND

The Order of St. George has pursued its noble humanitarian goals since the early 1300s, and through partnering with the modern-day knights in global security at the Studebaker Group, plans to uphold this standard. The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Together, Studebaker Defense Group and The Order of St. George have been able to safeguard and responsibly evacuate at-risk populations across the globe. Our current efforts are focused on supporting civilians trying to flee the War in Ukraine. We do not claim to rescue people because we believe that even in a war zone, people deserve to maintain their autonomy and make their own decisions.Rather, we arm people with the information and the options they need to navigate their own path, to include: Real-time and accurate information about conditions on the ground to help guide a person’s decision on whether to stay or go; Routes for safe passage for those able to self-evacuate; Staffed evacuation teams for individuals needing special assistance to reach safe havens; and Ongoing humanitarian support once refugees arrive to a new host nation. We Care We believe in the moral and responsible evacuation of those seeking our assistance: we will not deliver someone from immediate danger only to drop them off elsewhere without the proper care and support to be successful in reestablishing their livelihoods. For this reason, among many others, we are always willing to meet with donors who understand how interconnected we all are in today’s world, and how now more than ever, we must all look out for each other. In the case of Ukraine in particular, President Zelensky is bravely leading the defense of not only Ukraine, but of our shared democratic ideals. With your support, we can levy further resources to evacuate and shelter more innocent elderly, women and children, allowing the men of fighting age and ability to focus on the battle before them. We also care for the forgotten and the voiceless, and help to evacuate orphaned children, special-needs children, those with special or increased medical needs, as well as pets and service animals. For those deciding to remain behind, we can also support them by bringing medical and humanitarian aid supplies into the country. Donate now to embrace the brave people of Ukraine.