SUSPENSION OF LONDON KNIGHTS TEMPLAR MEETINGS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 16.10.2020
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.
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 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.
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
We held our first ever Provincial service to mark the Feast of St John the Baptist, and if you missed it, you can still catch watch it online. The Order of Service is still available, so please click here to view a copy, and 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!
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.
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.
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.