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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.
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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Social
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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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


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.

Enjoy.


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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.