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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
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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What's new!
Check out the latest information and updates.
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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 - Sunday 3rd July 2022

Make it a date in your diary! It is a great pleasure to be able to invite you and your family to the service to mark the feast of St. John the Baptist. I can confirm the service will be held by kind permission of the Dean of England and the Islands and the service will be held at the Church of the Most Venerable Order of St. John, and will be followed by afternoon tea.

We hope that our service will be attended by senior representatives of Great Priory, the Provinces neighbouring London and the Eye Hospital Group.

Click here and confirm your attendance as well as booking a place for afternoon tea at just £10.00 per adult.

Yours in the Bonds of the Order

The NEW EDITION of Knightly Topics - Issue 40

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

This issue contains articles ranging from a review of the London Provincial Malta Meeting, a 'Recollection' from Dr Ahmad Ma'ali, the Chief Executive Officer of the Eye Hospital, congratulations on those receiving Great Ranks, an update from the Knights of the Vision Beautiful, a review of the Golden Square Centenary and the installation of 12 new Knights into Secretum Templi Londinium, through to articles on bread and a view of Prophet, Priest, King from the Provincial Prelate! All this, along with an update on the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2022, an explanation of the badge from STL, a new quiz (with answers to the last one), messages from our Provincial Prior and the Editorial Team, there is plenty to keep you occupied! 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.


2022 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Following the tremendous success of the 2020 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, we are pleased to offer another opportunity for Knights and their partners to visit the Holy Land.

This is a wonderful chance to visit the key sites in Jerusalem, to visit Knights Templar churches and castles, including Acre as well as a marvellous opportunity to visit the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

Click here for the Itinerary and Click here for the booking form.


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.

Click here to read more.