The British Association
The British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (BASMOM) was founded in 1875. The Association, as part of the OSJCT (Orders of St John Care Trust), participates in the operation of homes for the aged, in Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Arundel, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Currently there are over 60 homes, with some 3,500 residents, the Order being part of the organisation which is the largest provider of protected accommodation in the UK .
The Delegation of Scotland and the Northern Marches provides mini-buses for the Order of Malta Dial-a-Journey Service for the disabled.
The Order has some 300 British members, many of whom are descended from recusant Catholic families and martyrs. Membership is by invitation, usually after work for the Order.
In Britain the Order has two auxiliary bodies, the Order of Malta Volunteers in England and the Companions of the Order. They are closely associated with the work of the Order, organising pilgrimages to Lourdes and Walsingham and various fund raising events.
The Grand Priory’s office:
67 Castletown Road
The British Association office:
Craigmyle House, 13 Deodar Rd