Religious in our Diocese
Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God (O.H.), Darlington DL3 8NN
Address and Telephone:
78 Abbey Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8NN
Tel: (01325) 460108
foundation and history
The Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God is an international Religious Order of Brothers providing health, social care, and pastoral services to sick, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in 51 countries throughout the world. The legacy of its founder, Saint John of God, is a mission of hospitality and compassion that has continued and grown over five centuries. Today over 400 services impact daily on the lives of several million people.
The Brothers came to England in 1880 and started a hospital at Scorton in North Yorkshire. Over the years this developed into a modern, dynamic hospital and nursing home. In 1930 the Brothers started a work in Hertfordshire caring for people with learning disabilities and in 1948, the Brothers opened a hospital for physically disabled people in Hurworth, Darlinton.
The Hospitaller Order moved with the times and developed new services, always following its founder’s maxim, “meet the need”. The care within institutions was superseded by ‘care in the community’ and care for people in their own homes. The Brothers also adapted their own community living, to live and work alongside those whom they serve. Today in Great Britain, the Brothers along with 800 co-workers, offer a variety of services and support in excess of 1000 vulnerable people in England, Scotland and Wales.
Work of the Order in this diocese
Through its foundation charity Saint John of God Care Services the work of the charity consists of:
Jarrow:Two residential care homes for people with learning disabilities
South Shields:Two residential care homes for people with learning disabilities
Billingham: Residential care home for people with learning disabilities
Darlington: Three residential care homes for people with physical and learning disabilities.
Contact by Email
Provincial House: Montemor O Novo, 235 Carmel Road North, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 9TF. Tel: 01325 357695 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brother John Martin, OH, Provincial
Saint John of God, 78 Abbey Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8NN
Tel: 01325 460108
Brother Robert Moore, OH, Brother Michael Newman, OH, Brother Bonaventure Garrard OH
Saint Augustine’s, 30 Coniscliffe Road, Darlingon, DL3 7RG
Tel: 01325 266602
Brother Michael Francis, OH