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Order of Malta Australia


Coats for the Homeless presented to Christchurch Central Police Station on Feast Day


Pictured: Inspector Craig McKay, District Support Manager Matt Boddy, Hospitaller Bevan Killick and District Police Commander Superintendent John Price ONZM OStJ.

Author: Bevan Killick KMG, New Zealand Hospitaller

On the Order’s Feast Day of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, a box of “Coats for the Homeless” were presented to Christchurch Central Police Station.

The coats will be used for very vulnerable people on the streets of Christchurch of those being released back into the community with insufficient clothing. Discussions are underway for further funding of these coats in the future, the need for shoes for the homeless and a drug and alcohol detox facility for the city.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.