Cymru am byth
(Our national flag designed by our then Grand Chaplain-General)
Welcome to the website of The Grand Priory of Wales and The Grand Priory of All Britain of The Sovereign and Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem ("Ordre Souvérain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem" [OSMTJ]) - otherwise known as the Knights Templar.
This website can be found as www.knightstemplar-wales.org or www.osmtj-wales.net
We are entirely a Christian and chivalric organisation.
We hope that these pages will be of interest to the Knights and Dames of the Order (both local and international) and to the general reader who may find them.
Please read the next page - 'About Us' - for much more detailed information.
In summary, we are the only officially and internationally recognised Grand Priories of
the Order for and in Wales and All Britain of the Sovereign and Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. Throughout the world
there are other Priories and Grand Priories of this Order and together
we have a membership running into thousands of Christian men and women.
However, 'other' groups using such titles as the 'Grand Priory of England [OSMTH or OSMTH-Paris]'; '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. With have no connections with them. 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 anyone to attend. They are usually advertised on this website well in advance and therefore, especially for anyone who might be thinking of applying to join us, s/he could always come along and meet us.
website is regularly updated - about 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.
Meanwhile, please note that 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.
Equally, we have NO connections whatsoever 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 adopted the name 'Knights Templar' a few years ago!
Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem
During 2018-21 the Order is celebrating the
900th Anniversary of its foundation in
Jerusalem in 1118
Grand Master of the Order, General Ronald Mangum [US Army (Retd)]
see website Contact Us