Welcome to St John's
St John's Hospital is a registered charity providing Almshouse accommodation, community grants and individual financial support to deprived people in Bath.
The historic charitable trust is as old as Bath itself. Founded in 1174, it has served the community for over 800 years. Today, its vision is to provide an improved quality of life, through housing and support for older people, and through grant making, for others who are disadvantaged in some way.
The full name of the charity is The Hospital of St John the Baptist with the Chapel of St. Michael, annexed with St Catherine's Hospital. It also encompasses Bath Municipal Charities and a group of other local charities. For convenience and everyday use, it is affectionately known simply as St John's.
St John’s Hospital is proud to sponsor an innovative outdoor exhibition commemorating Bath’s historic characters later this year.
The History Makers of Bath display will be staged near the Abbey in Kingston Parade from 4th September to 23rd October and will celebrate a selection of famous – or infamous - heroes, heroines and villains from Bath’s past, including Bishop Reginald Fitzjocelyn, who founded St John’s Hospital in 1174.