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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 around 800 Knights, it is a Province for London masons.
Ceremony
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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Charity
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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Chivalry
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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Check out the latest information and updates.
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I write to you following the announcement of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I know that you will be as
saddened as I am by the passing of our Sovereign Lady.

As a Christian Order, our grief is tempered by our hope in the Resurrection and our Christian faith, which we share with Her Late Majesty,
and so I ask you to join me in prayer for the Royal Family and all those who mourn this news.

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

God Save the King!

Yours in the Bonds of the Order,

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


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Masonic Mourning

Please find below a link to a message relating to the mourning to be observed following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

HM-QEII-Masonic-Mourning.pdf

Yours in the Bonds of the Order

E.Kt. Vernon King
Provincial Vice-Chancellor


Welcome

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


The London Knights Templar Provincial Meeting - Thursday 29th September 2022

A Chapter of Provincial Priory will be held on Thursday 29th September 2022 at Mark Masons' Hall, 86 St. James' Street, London SW1A 1PL and it is with great pleasure that the Rt.E. Provincial Prior requests you to attend. The meeting will commence at 4.15pm. We hope that you will be able to offer your full support to all those receiving Provincial Honours whether that is active or Past, promotions or first appointments.

Please confirm your attendance, with or without dining  or indeed your apologies, by CLICKING HERE. You can also pay for dinner and record any dietary requirements. The menu of Smoked Salmon Roll, Crispy Bread, Dill Cream Garnished with Pickled Onion, and Capers; Seared Breast of Duck, Black Garlic Potato, Tender Vegetables, and a Black Cherry Demi; Raspberry & Lemon Cheesecake or Cheese and Biscuits is priced at £60.00.

In addition, there is the opportunity to purchase merchandise from the St. John Eye Hospital stand between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

Click here for a copy of the Summons.

Click here for the list of the Provincial Officers for 2022-2023.

Click here for the list of Provincial Promotions and First Appointments

Yours in the Bonds of the Order


The NEW EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 41

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

This issue contains articles ranging from a candidate's view of the Malta Ceremony; a taste of history around the Castle of Saint Peter in Bodrum, Turkey; a report from the recent service for the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at Clerkenwell; and a review of Provincial visits over the past year. There are invitations to a Burn's night, details of the Carol Service, an insight into Pilgrimages past and present and a hummus recipe from Zahra, the HR Manager of the Eye Hospital and roti from our very own Sub-Prior (the Provincial Baker-in-Waiting!)

Following a recent visit to the Eye Hospital by the Provincial Prelate and Provincial Vice-Chancellor, there is also the first of a new series "In conversation with..." which this time has a personal view and reminiscences from Marlene Katanasho, the Charge Nurse at the Muristan Clinic. Take a read through, there is much to explore.

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.

Enjoy.


Provincial Appointments and Promotions for Sept 2022

The list is out! It is with great pleasure that the Rt.E. Provincial Prior can announce those Knights who have taken Active Office in the Provincial Team for the ensuing year as well as those who have been Promoted or are receiving their First Provincial Appointment.

We hope that you will be able to offer them your full support at the Provincial Meeting on Thursday 29th September 2022.

Click here for the list of the Provincial Officers for 2022-2023.

Click here for the list of Provincial Promotions and First Appointments

Yours in the Bonds of the Order


2022 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Following the tremendous success of the 2020 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, we are pleased to offer another opportunity for Knights and their partners to visit the Holy Land.

This is a wonderful chance to visit the key sites in Jerusalem, to visit Knights Templar churches and castles, including Acre as well as a marvellous opportunity to visit the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

Click here for the Itinerary and Click here for the booking form.

 

SJEHG - Mobile Outreach

A report to the Knights Templar - December 2020. A fascinating update. Last year it reached over 10,000 people, delivering essential services and providing primary care.

Click here to read more.