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This is the only Official Website of

The Grand Priory of Wales
being a member of the International

Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem


The Sovereign and Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

< >   The Knights Templar   <>

In 2018-20 the Order is celebrating the

900th Anniversary

of its foundation in

Jerusalem in 1118

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The Grand Priory of Wales is the only officially and internationally recognised Grand Priory of the Order of Knights Templar for and in Wales.  Throughout the world there are other Priories and Grand Priories of this Order and together the membership runs into thousands of Christian men and women.

However, 'other' groups using numerous titles such as the 'Grand Priory of England and Wales''Knights Templar International' [legal title 'Knights Templar International Novus Ordo Militiae Limited']; Knights Templar UK'; the 'Grand Priory of Great Britain'; the 'Grand Priory of the United Kingdom'; and many similar variations do not represent and are not to be confused with us.  Some even use and claim membership of O.S.M.T.J.  So beware!!!

Sadly some so-called 'Templar' groups (especially those found on the Internet) are not even remotely connected with we true Templars but are merely recruiting organisations for political or other ideologies, whilst others may be 'breakaway' groups which left the mainstream of the Templars some years ago, and still others are completely self-made groups posing as Knights Templar.  Unfortunately many of these groups are merely fund-raising for their self-appointed leaders even though they may offer some sort of 'document' or the like, pretending that an applicant has joined the real Knights Templar.  In contrast we are quite open about our aims and objectives and about any costs involved in joining.  Further, our Investiture events in particular are always open for the public to attend; so anyone who might be thinking of applying to join, could come along and meet us.

This website is regularly updated - at least once a month and often more frequently - and we always have a lot of material and information for members of the public to read.  In contrast some so-called Templar websites are rarely updated or, indeed, completely static.

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We are entirely a Christian and chivalric organisation.

We are NOT a political organisation and we have no connections whatsoever with any political organisation or political party.  Similarly we are not a Re-enactor group.

We have NO connections with any Freemasonry or other Masonic organisation, British or Foreign.

We do not 'recruit' to any such organisations under any circumstances.

As a matter of policy we do not have any sort of social media presence, especially with the insecure links of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc etc.  Consequently no connections can be made to us via such media.  If anyone does want to contact us it is easily achieved via our 'Contact Page' on the menu opposite.

Obviously neither we nor our colleagues in the Americas are anything at all to do with or connected in any way whatsoever with a Mexican 'drugs cartel' who have adopted the name 'Knights Templar'!




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