Welcome to the Companions of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. We are an all-volunteer force delivering the charitable works of the Order of Malta in Great Britain. Our mission is to practise our faith and to practise charity.

Festive Care Homes

19 December 2019

OSJCT care homes in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire became festive for christmas
Volunteers met in Thame, Stow and Woodstock to name but a few, to decorate Christmas trees (43 in total), present cribs, sing carols, serve mince pies and drinks. Not forgetting a wonderful party for the elderly in Gloucestershire with Sarah Cornell and her team. (more photos to follow)

Order of Malta Carol Service

19 December 2019

11th December: At St James’s Church the annual Order of Malta Carols service was held. Approximately 250 people came together to listen to the beautiful choir, readings, sing carols and pray together.

800 Christmas Parcels for the Homeless

19 December 2019

After months of researching with the homeless guests at our different projects, planning and ordering (not forgetting a few emails written!) the time came to put together the Christmas parcels. A group of volunteers came together on a Thursday night and made up 800 toiletry bags with 13 items in each bag. These were sent to the different coordinators across Scotland and England. The week later the volunteers met again to put together the clothing side of the Christmas parcels. 5 items of clothes made up the parcels. These parcels were given out at Christmas parties in the different regions.

Winter Warmer Campaign – details.

19 November 2019

Following World Day of the Poor last Sunday, we are launching a new campaign called Winter Warmer.
On a Thursday evening at the Companions Cafe approximately 95 – 110 homeless guests come for supper and a chat with the volunteers. Some of our guests then queue after their supper for supplies. At present, it is in the region of 60 – 75 guests who pick up 3 items of clothing and some toiletries each week.
We wonder whether you would consider making a donation to the Winter Warmer campaign for us to buy these invaluable items of clothes. Please find a menu of the most popular items:
Sleeping Bag (Season 3/4): £38.05
Blanket: £10.85
Hoodie: £14.16
Long Sleeved T-shirt: £4.09
Track suit bottoms: £6.64
Thermal Top: £2.92
Thermal Bottoms (long Johns): £2.22
Waterproof Walking Shoes: £30.00
Wooly Hat: £1.60
Gloves: £3.07
Hand warmers: (Pack of 2) £0.90
If you would like to donate to the Winter Warmer campaign there are three ways:
By the website: there is a yellow donation button on the Home page Please add Winter Warmer in the “add a note” section.
By bank transfer: Account Name: BASMOM COM
Sorting Code: 15-99-00
Account Number: 03802370
Please put a reference of: WINTER WARMER
By cheque: Account name as above. Please send to Companions of the Order of Malta, 13 Deodar Road, Putney, SW15, 2NP. Marked Winter Warmer campaign for ease.
Thank you very much.

World Day of the Poor 17.11.19

19 November 2019

On the Thursday leading up to the World Day of the Poor special prayers were said at the Companions’ Cafe. Father and daughter – Charlotte and Wayne – were on hand to cut the homeless guests’ hair, Lily was there in her capacity as a GP to listen to the guests’ ailments and queries. Eugenie played the piano and the guests had a fabulous feast.

Themed Evenings continue at the Companions’ Cafe

19 November 2019

On Thursday 31st October and 7th November the Companions cafe had themed evenings. First, All Hallows Eve where the guests enjoyed pumpkin soup. The tables were decorated with Autumnal decorations eg Pine Cones, coloured leaves, mini pumpkins and squashes. The guests were given a battery operated candle for the next door. Special request for the guests as they received this the previous year. On the 7th November the guests commemorated Remembrance Day. This is an important day in the guests’ calendar. They received a poppy to wear, cakes were made and decorated and poppy napkins used that night.

Thank You Volunteers evening.

19 November 2019

On Wednesday 6th November 60 people gathered together at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Chelsea. A small gethering to thank the volunteers for helping over the year. Mass was celebrated first followed by a fascinating talk from a key worker at St Mungos.
Finally everyone sat down to a fabulous supper. Volunteers from Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s activities mixed together and shared stories. Jolly evening.



Tea Party in Arundel

10 November 2019

A tea party for the residents of the St.Wilfrid’s Priory Care home was held on the 5th November. It was a great success. The care home produced a wonderful tea which would not have been out of place in the Ritz. We had a short musical concert from Jane Clarity accompanied by her daughter which was very much appreciated be all the residents, care staff and Companions who attended the event. We are hoping to have more events at the care home.

Walsingham Pilgrimage

16 September 2019

On 13th – 15th September members of the Order, Companions and members of the OMV came together for the Walsingham Pilgrimage. Beautiful weekend.

Homeless projects continued throughout the summer

16 September 2019

Over the summer the three weekly activities managed to continue in London. Homeless guests numbers increased because many soup kitchens across the capital closed. The Companions Cafe reguarly catered for over 120 guests. Themed evenings continued – for example a seaside theme. Scones, clotted cream and jam were served to the guests whilst they waited in the queue before we opened. The tables were decorated with shells, bright yellow tablecloths and mini deckchairs. Sunglasses, reading glasses and reading sunglasses were given to the many guests.

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