Messenger of Saint Anthony UK is a registered charity in England and Wales


We Conventual Franciscan Friars work in the world’s poorest countries to bring hope and comfort to the despairing. We support around 150 projects every year, reaching some one million people with essential life-enhancing services including education, health, access to water and vocational training.


Messenger of Saint Anthony UK is a charity registered in England and Wales ( Registered Charity Number 1180228 ) founded by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy. We exist to continue Saint Anthony’s legacy of love and compassion to all those who are suffering. Operating as a registered charity not only makes sound financial sense, it also opens up many more opportunities for our British friends to choose how they can support us and our important work in Saint Anthony’s name.


You can help us by:


  1. Bank Transfer:
      Santander Bank
      Bridle Road
      L30 4GB
      United Kingdom
      Sort code: 09-02-22
      Account number: 10845910
      IBAN: GB84 ABBY 0902 2210 8459 10
  2. Postal Order/Cheque to Messenger of Saint Anthony UK, Basilica del Santo, Via Orto Botanico 11, 35123 Padova, Italy.
  3. Signing up to Gift Aid and make every £1 you give worth an extra 25p to us at no extra cost to you at all. The extra money comes to us as a tax refund from the Inland Revenue. You do have to be a UK tax payer to take part. Download the form here.
  4. Leaving a gift in your Will. Once friends and family have been provided for, this is one of the most lasting ways you can help to ensure that Saint Anthony’s legacy lives on. Please consider this very special way of showing your devotion to Saint Anthony.
  5. Standing Order . It’s easier for you and keeps you firmly in control. It also cuts down on our admin costs which means your gifts go even further to help those in need. Download the form here.
  6. Online DONATE NOW


As a supporter of the Messenger of Saint Anthony UK you will also receive:

  • the magazine Messenger of Saint Anthony delivered to your door each month and in November the wonderful Anthonian Calendar.
  • the invitations to send your petitions to Saint Anthony to be placed on his Tomb at his Basilica here in Padua.

And as always, we friars are here to offer spiritual guidance and prayer in your times of need. You can also continue to stay in touch with us on this website and by writing to our office and via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


Messenger of Saint Anthony UK
Registered Charity Number 1180228


Operating Address:

Basilica del Santo

Via Orto Botanico 11

35123 Padova - Italy