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Welcome to the website for the Knights Templar for the Province of London
With 29 Preceptories, many dating back to the 19th Century, and with over 900 Knights, it is a Province for London masons.
Our ceremonies are based on the rituals, chivalric practices and beliefs of the Templars of old, producing a colourful and contemplative ceremony.
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Our charity work extends to the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or their ability to pay.
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The Knights Templar degree is open to all craft Freemasons who are also members of the Royal Arch and who also profess the Trinitarian faith.
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Knights of Malta
Becoming a Knight of Malta is part of a very colourful and detailed ceremony, drawing its inspiration and tenets from the Knights Hospitallers and is an appended order to the Knights Templar.
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Find out about what is going on in the Province, its events and social activities, and how you can get involved.
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 16.10.2020 and 02.11.2020
From E. Kt. Ian Brooks Provincial Vice-Chancellor

The government's announcement earlier today that London is being raised to Lockdown Level 2, means that "You are not allowed to meet socially with people you do not live with indoors - this includes private homes, as well as pubs or restaurants."

As a result R. E. Kt. David Thompson, after discussions with the Assistant Great Vice-Chancellor, has decided to suspend all meetings of London Knight Templar Preceptories until further notice.

Update - 2nd November 2020:
Read the latest "Suspension of all face to face meetings in England" announcement from Mark Masons Hall, click here.


I wish you a warm welcome to the website for the London Province of "The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta in England and Wales and Provinces Overseas", or as it is more simply known, the Knights Templar. Like Freemasonry, the Order has a number of provinces across the country, the Province of London being one of them. We serve around 900 Knights and I hope this website provides a little more information on our history, setup, charity work and social activities as well as providing a greater understanding and appreciation of our Order. Please feel free to browse and if you have any questions or wish to have more information, we will be delighted to hear from you.

Yours in the Bonds of the Order

Rt. E.Kt. David Thompson
Provincial Prior for The Province of London

An Act of Remembrance Service

Led by the Provincial Prior's Bodyguard

By command of the Right Eminent Provincial Prior, you are invited to join the Provincial Prior’s Bodyguard in an Act of Remembrance on 11 November 2020 at 11am. This event, another ‘first’ for London will be available on the Provincial YouTube channel click here with an accompanying Order of Service, which you can download - click here.

The service is recorded and so will be available to view at any time after 11am.

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2021

After the success of the recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the London Provincial Prior's Bodyguard, the Province is now offering the opportunity to visit the Holy Land in November 2021Click here for details. The Chaplain to the Provincial Prior’s Bodyguard, Rev’d Niall Johnston, will be leading the pilgrimage and is happy to answer any questions you may have - he can be contacted at masonic@nialljohnston.org. To read a review of the previous trip in January 2020 to see what's in store, click here.

The NEW EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 38

The new issue of the London Knights Templar magazine - Knightly Topics is now out!

Under the editorship of E.Kt. Angus Rhodes P.Prov.-A.-de-C. there are articles covering a range of subjects from the a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, recollections from the Commander of the Bodyguard, updates on some excellent charity efforts as well as the address from the Rt. E. Provincial Prior at the time of the Provincial meeting. There is certainly something for everyone.

Click here for the latest issue or go to the Knightly Topics section of the website and take the opportunity to browse past issues as well.


KT Charity Quiz 2020

28 Knights from 9 different Preceptories battled it out and although competition was fierce, the real winner was The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.

Click here to read more.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

24 Knights, including members of the London Provincial Prior's Bodyguard, many with their partners, set off in January on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by E. Kt. Revd. Niall Johnston.

Click here to read more.

A very special meeting

At the Centenary meeting of Public Schools Preceptory No. 209, the Knights were treated to an outstanding talk on part of the rich and endless history of the Knights Templar.

Click here to read more.