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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 around 800 Knights, it is a Province for London masons.
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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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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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
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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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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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 Saturday 6th July 2024

We are delighted to welcome you to the service to celebrate the Festival of St. John the Baptist. This year it is to be held at a new venue for us, St. Andrew's Church, 5 St. Andrew Street, Holborn, London EC4A 3AF at 12.00 noon.

It will be followed by wine and sandwiches at £20.00 per adult and you can book your attendance, or send your apologies, by clicking here. We very much hope to see you and your family.

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.

The LATEST EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 42

The new issue of the London Knights Templar magazine - Knightly Topics is now out!

This issue contains articles ranging from a taste of history at the Crusader fortress at Kerak; a fresh baking exercise; details of London Support; a round-up of the Provincial Carol Service and an update on the King Edward VII Preceptory of Improvement and much to explore.

Click here or the latest issue or go to the Knightly Topics section of the website and take the opportunity to browse past issues as well.


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.

Provincial Active Officers

Many congratulations to those Knights who have been selected for Active Office within the Province.

Click here to see the complete list!


Provincial Appointments and Promotions

Many congratulations to those Knights who have received a Provincial Promotion or a First Appointment.

Click here to see the list!


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