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 Bristol, Cambridge, 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. Currently, due to covid restrictions, some can be live, others are livestreamed.
Companion Groups around Britain
To find out more about specific activities, please click the links below:
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.