After good old King Philip IV of France, did his dirty deeds in 1307, the Knights Templar were all but finished. After seeing many of their brothers burned alive, tortured and generally put to death, the few Knights remaining, simply fled, and who can blame them ! From then on in, what was left of the original Knights Templar, disappeared into the eons of time, with no definitive history recorded about them, only legend. It is said that a few of the remaining Knights joined the Freemasons, although again, there is no definitive proof of this but the Freemasons do have a Knights Templar section
It is well worth pointing out here; it is only the Pope who can ordain a holy order (as he did with the Knights Templar) and it is only the Pope who can disband a holy order (as he did with the Knights Templar). All this means, that any organisation (including ours) who call themselves Knights Templar today, whatever there website tries to imply or state, is not a holy order, has no descendancy from the original Knights and is not sanctioned by the Pope. We ourselves, have no connection to any other Knights Templar group, organisation or political party and have no connection with Freemasonry. In many ways, we are the modern face of the Knights Templar, because the original Knights Templar ideals, seem to mirror very similar ideals to ours and what's going on in the world today.
We have looked at many of the so-called Templar groups in the UK and around this world, and there are quite a few. Looking especially at their web sites and their ideals, to me, it seems that most of these organisations, whilst having maybe spiritual empathy with the original Knights, are more concerned with the pomp, ceremony and regalia of those bygone years or are far right fanatics. We must say though, that some have taken up charitable works and give help to those in need, which is highly commendable and the way this order is moving forward.
If you want a new social life in a brotherhood of peace and harmony, wishing to help and support your fellow man out with charitable causes or having a 'get together' every few weeks. Then we are the group for you. We are a hands-on order by finding, sharing, or starting petitions, contacting our local counsellors via email, or meeting them face to face on their open surgery days in your area. We are recruiting and building our order. We use meetings to talk about what we can do in our local communities, ask for members feedback on charities they would like their local commandery to help with and help raise funds for various organisations and support those who need the help, at present we have members working with soup kitchens, handing out sleeping bags and care packages to the homeless. We have had members who have done sponsored walks and sleepouts at various locations across the UK and now we also have our newly formed kt care team to help support the vulnerable in our society.
We now have the commanderies set up all over the UK and have an overseas commandery with members worldwide.