"In our company, you must not seek riches, nor honour, nor bodily ease. Instead, you must seek four tenets. First, be without fear in the face of your enemies. Second, be brave and upright that God may love thee. Third, speak the truth always (even if it leads to your demise). And fourth, safeguard the helpless, do no wrong and reject all evil. "

The Templar Oath

Welcome to the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

The Sovereign Military Order of the Templar of Jerusalem is the only officially recognised Grand Priory of the Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem (OSMTJ) for England & Wales. OSMTJ has a proven ancestral line to the original medieval Order of Knights Templar which, following its unjust suppression in 1312, was rightfully restored again by His Imperial Majesty, Napoleon Bonaparte, by imperial decree in 1807 and then formally recognised by Emperor Napoleon III in 1853. In accordance with modern law, the Order was re-registered in France in 1918 and then Brussels, Belgium in 1932. This latter recording was done by three Belgian Templars in Brussels, Joseph Cleeremans, Gustave Jonckbloedt and Théodore Covias. The record of the registration of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem appears in the Belgian Monitor on January 20, 1933. If you would like to learn more about the Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem's history, please visit www.osmtj.net

Today's Knights Templar take their inspiration from the highest ideals and values of the medieval Order of the Knights Templar. We are their spiritual heirs. Members of the Order commit to strict vows of Knighthood and live a life of honour by exhibiting certain virtues and core principles: Chivalry, Courage, Honour, Integrity, Humility, Loyalty, Courtesy, Charity & Wisdom. We understand and agree that chaos, evil and darkness are forces that are dangerous and prolific in the world and as a Templar, we must work against these forces. We choose a life of purpose and meaning by taking a stand for what is right and just as our oath suggests. We are neither political or affiliated with freemasonry.

As a proactive Order, we expect our members to demonstrate the very ideals and behaviours of Templarism in their day-to-day lives. From our very beginning, we introduced the concept of the 'Pay It Forward' ARK card (Acts of Random Kindness) and our "It's cool to be kind" ARK Projects for young people. We've introduced the idea of an International Response Team (IRT) which allows suitably qualified and vetted volunteers to support others around the world in a crisis.

If you want to learn more about any of the Order's ongoing projects, please click on any of the links from the above navigation bar.

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Featured Articles

The Knights Templar: 1118
to 2015

The Knights Templar: 1118 to 2015. A brief overview and history of the Order from Medieval times to current day.

The Larmenius Charter and the legitimacy
of the Modern-Day Knights Templar

Find out why the Knights Templar Order did not end with the burning at the stake of Jacques de Molay.


Vatican declares Knights Templar

Official documentation released by the Vatican absolves the Knights Templar and confirms their innocence.


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