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 Provincial Carol Service - Saturday 2nd December 2023 at 12.00 Noon
This year, a new date and a new time. You can now allow for Christmas shopping or a visit to the West End.
The Right Eminent Provincial Prior would be delighted if you, your family and friends would join us for our annual carol service at St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate.
Our carol service will be followed by a fish ‘n’ chip lunch with wine and dessert and we will conclude lunch by 3pm.
We are also able to offer a reduced price of £29 for adults and £23 for those under 18..
CLICK HERE to confirm your attendance or to send your apologies.
An update on the situation for SJEHG in the Holy Land 091023
Below is an update from our Provincial Prelate, the Deputy Great Almoner, on the current situation regarding the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and Gaza.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the latest update.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the prayers.
London Support is launched!
The central repository collates all the latest information relating to the St. John Eye Hospital in one place for all London Knights. Here you will find Facts and Figures, Interviews with staff and Case Studies, Presentation tips and tricks and background details on everything from the latest DNA research to the construction of the Tree of Hope. Check it out and you will find out 'How to Donate' or 'How to book a Trustee' as a speaker!
CLICK HERE for more information.
Details of the next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Nov 2024
We are delighted to announce that the next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been confirmed. It is 22nd November to 1st December 2024. This popular trip, again organised by Rev'd Niall Johnston Dep.Gt.Alm., will take you to Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem, visiting the main religious sites as well as sites specific to the Knights Templar, including a visit to the St. John Eye Hospital and the Muristan Clinic with the Tree of Hope in the Old City.
Any member of the Order and their partner is welcome to join us as it promises to be an excellent trip for all.
Click here for more details including a brochure with full itinerary and a booking form!
Great Rank Appointments and Promotions for 2023
It is with great pleasure that we can announce the list of those Knights who have received an appointment in this Great Priory.
We hope that you will be able to offer them your full support at the KT Great Priory Meeting on Wednesday 17th May 2023.
Click here for the list of Great Priory 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.