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
2022 Provincial Carol Service
Thursday 1st December 2022 at 6.30pm
Join us in a wonderful celebration at St. Botolph's and a special hot buffet supper afterwards in a convivial Christmas atmosphere for you, your family and friends.
It is important that we, as a Christian Order, should once again give thanks and celebrate our belief and afterwards gather together and take this opportunity to enjoy together an excellent repast. There will be a hot buffet of creamy tomato soup, cocktail bowls of Atlantic prawns and mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce and tomato, Caesar salad, avocado, cous cous, hot and crispy potato rosti, Thai style spring rolls, hot onion bhajees and samosas and cocktail vegetarian quiches, all washed down with wine, juice and waters provided by the very popular caterer, 'Lady Bountiful' and all for £38.00 per person. Book below or register your apologies.
Gift of Sight Fair
This year The Province of London are sponsoring the Gift of Sight Fair, hosted by the Guild of SJEHG, on Monday 5th December 2022 from 11.00am to 8.30pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall. Tickets are just £5.00 or VIP Tickets at £30.00.
Instead of the usual Evening Reception, they are staying open until 8.30pm, making it possible to pop along after work for all your Christmas shopping needs. All day entry will remain at £5. Mulled wine, drinks, food and snacks will be available all day.
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
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.