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
Celebrating St. John the Baptist
Sunday 11th July 2021 - 3.00pm
Priory Church of the Order of St. John, Clerkenwell
It is with great pleasure that you and your family are invited to the service to mark the feast of St. John the Baptist at the Priory Church at Clerkenwell in aid of the St. John Eye Hospital. The service will be followed by afternon tea and refreshments at St. John's Gate.
There is a small charge of just £10.00 per person for the refreshments in the wonderful Chapter Hall of St John's Gate.
Click here to book your seat now. We very much look forward to seeing you there.
The NEW EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 39
The new issue of the London Knights Templar magazine - Knightly Topics is now out!
This issue contains articles ranging from a unique view of Temple Church from the Master of the Temple himself, information on the first Provincial Virtual Business Meeting, articles on both wine and bread and there are views on Lent as well as a surreal one on being in KT during lockdown. All this, along with an update on some fundraising, a new quiz (with answers to the last one), messages from our Provincial Prior and the Editor in Chief, will give you plenty to get your mind around. Take a look and let us know what you think.
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.
The London Provincial Priory Virtual Meeting and a talk on
The Teutonic Knights and the Northern Crusades
All Knights from the Province of London were invited to join the Provincial Priory Virtual Meeting at the end of January. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can still download the appropriate papers here: Order of Business, Minutes of the Meeting 2019, Accounts 2020.
Also available to watch is the excellent talk given by E. Kt. Ian Drury on The Teutonic Knights and the Northern Crusades, available by clicking here and watching from our Provincial YouTube channel.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2021
After the success of the recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the London Provincial Prior's Bodyguard, the Province is now offering the opportunity to visit the Holy Land in November 2021. Click here for details. The Chaplain to the Provincial Prior’s Bodyguard, Rev’d Niall Johnston, will be leading the pilgrimage and is happy to answer any questions you may have - he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read a review of the previous trip in January 2020 to see what's in store, click here.
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.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
After the previous success, a new pilgrinage to the Holy Land for Knights and their partners, is planned for November 2021. An Itinerary and Booking form are now available.
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.