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What We Do

And Where We Do It

The Companions take part in all of the Order of Malta’s charitable activities in Great Britain.

Our work focuses on — but is by no means limited to — helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled, the elderly, and the lonely.

In London every week we run two breakfast clubs and three evening Companion cafes for the homeless and hungry.  Lunch parties are held bi-monthly for the elderly.  

At Oxford University the Companions organise a wide range of activities most days of the week.  These include helping out with the city’s homeless, visitng residents of local OSJCT care homes and helping pupils with special educational needs.  There are other university Companion groups in BristolCambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen that have a variety of different projects.

Further groups are organised in Scotland, the Northern Marches, Birmingham & the West Midlands, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire, the South West, and the South East.

In addition to these, there are numerous spiritual activities such as Masses and Days of Recollection that are organised for the benefit of members of the Order, Companions, volunteers, and others.

Companion Groups around Britain

To find out more about specific activities, please click the links below:

Aberdeen
Birmingham & West Midlands
Bristol
Cambridge
Colchester
Gloucester & Wiltshire
London
Northern Marches
Oxford
South West
South East
Scotland
Walsingham

Starting a Companions group

If we don’t yet have any activities near you and you are interested in starting a Companions group, please get in touch with the Secretary to the Companions.