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.
The Almshouse Association is a support charity that provides advice and assistance to individual almshouse charities throughout the United Kingdom. St John's is a member of this association and participates in various schemes and initiatives as part of its membership.
HRH, The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Almshouses Association, introduced an awards scheme some years ago to encourage the highest standards in almshouse development.
St John's is delighted to announce that its development of John Wood and Fitzjocelyn Houses has been awarded the highest award in the scheme - the Patron's Award - for the excellent standard of work carried out, during the £3.5 million redesign and refurbishment modernisation phase.