Knights Templar

The Grand Priory of Knights Templar in the United Kingdom


About the Order

Welcome to the Grand Priory of Knights Templar in the United Kingdom.


We are a chivalric and interdenominational association of Christians; men and women, clergy and lay, from all walks of life. We take our inspiration from the highest ideals of the medieval Order of Knights Templar, founded by Hugh de Payens in 1119.

The international umbrella organisation to which our Grand Priory belongs - OSMTH - is recognised as a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This is on account of its activities in providing humanitarian relief and promoting inter-faith dialogue. This is achieved both by raising much needed funds and also by putting the volunteer efforts and expertise of its members at the disposal of good causes around the world.

Alongside a full programme of events, both national and local, we take a particular interest in raising charitable funds to support and develop pilgrimage and heritage projects.

Please look around the site and please do feel free to contact us through the Contact page.

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam - Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to Your Name give the glory