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 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.
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
Gift of Sight Fair
This year The Province of London sponsored the Gift of Sight Fair, hosted by the Guild of SJEHG, back on Monday 5th December 2022 at Chelsea Old Town Hall. Tickets were just £5.00 or VIP Tickets at £30.00.
Instead of the usual Evening Reception, the event stayed open until 8.30pm, making it possible for people to pop along after work for their Christmas shopping needs. Mulled wine, drinks, food and snacks were available and a chance for many to meet members of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital including the CEO, and the Guild of St. John.