The Grand Priory of England is an integral part of an International Christian Chivalric Order, and was re-established in 1960, fully restored in 2012 and is the only officially recognised Grand Priory of the Order in and for England.
Nine hundred years after the founding of the Order of the Temple, the Grand Priory of England (OSMTH England) is among the Templar organisations keeping alive the noble and ancient Knights Templar traditions in the present day.
We are part of a worldwide network of Knights Templar organisations within OSMTH actively promoting knowledge and understanding of Templar history, and we strive at all times to uphold the original Templar ideals of chivalry, faith and honour.
The Order is non-denominational, and stands for Christian Unity and cooperation under the banner of the Cross of Jesus Christ.
We are not affiliated to or with any political party, indeed we are strictly non-political and have no political aims or objectives at all. Neither are we a historical or a re-enactment society. We are not a secret nor a secretive society and although some of our members may be Freemasons, we are not a masonic organisation nor affiliated with Freemasonry, in any way.
Our members are dedicated to upholding traditional Christian values and virtues, the noble ideals of chivalry, charitable works and the preservation of the monuments, archives, history and heritage of the Templars.
The Grand Priory of England stands in defence of the nation’s Christian values and heritage, and our members pledge to defend both Church and Crown.