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
A Virtual Tour of the Tunnels of the Western Wall
In June 2020, we ran the first London Provincial Bodyguard virtual tour of the tunnels of the Western Wall in Jerusalem to great success. Now the Chaplain to the Provincial Prior's Bodyguard will be pleased to organise them for you and your Preceptory!
Click here for details in how you can be part of a fascinating tour of these magnificent and significant remains by our own guide referencing the Knights Templar and making the most of the virtual tour technology, slides and zoom. A great experience all round.
A Service for the Feast of St. John the Baptist
Please join us from 10.00am on Wednesday 24th June as we hold the first ever Provincial service to mark the Feast of St John the Baptist, a “red letter day” not just for the United Orders but also in commemorating the anniversary of the foundation of Grand Lodge. The Order of Service is available, so please click here to view a copy.
You can view and download the service here: Service of the Feast of St. John the Baptist.
There is also a rousing performance by the London Provincial Knight's Templar Home Choir!
A NEW EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 37
The second issue under new editorship of the London Knights Templar magazine - Knightly Topics is now out!
Under the editorship of E.Kt. Angus Rhodes Prov.-A.-de-C. there are articles covering a range of subjects from the history of Malta to a meal fit for a Sultan. 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.
A Provisional Blueprint for an Exit Strategy
Mark Masons Hall - 1st June 2020
Mark Masons Hall, have issued a Provisional Blueprint for an Exit Strategy.
Point 1 (of 11) : As soon as government guidance changes to allow groups of ten or more people from different households to meet indoors, it is expected that a lifting of the general suspension of masonic activity will be announced. The resumption of meetings will take place either fourteen days after the announcement or on a date, if later, on which government guidance becomes effective.
Full details of the communication can be obtained by clicking here.
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.
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
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.
Annual Carol Service
A well attended Christmas Carol Service saw and heard, Knights, their wives, partners and families enjoy a festive evening at the beautiful St. Botolph without Bishopsgate.