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Priory of the Poor Knights of Christ

Showing God’s love for all in practical ways

Patron: the Right Reverend Richard Garrard BD AKC

Who are we?unc!

We are a Christian Order who come from a wide range of denominational backgrounds,and who believe and trust in the teachings of Jesus Christ completely.

We base our following of the Christian faith on the ethos of the original nine knights who offered protection to the vulnerable pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem. These knights grew in number until they were recognised by the Church of Rome and took the name Knights Templar.

We as an Order have adopted these original ideals of helping those in need regardless of race, colour or creed, and feel that the Christian faith and its associated charity is a vital resource in this increasing secular world.


- Proclaim our Christianity

- Engage with other faiths

- Commit to charitable works

- Create an ecumenical community

Brother, sister, let me serve you,

let me be as Christ to you;

pray that I may have the grace

To let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,

and companions on the road;

we are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you

in the night-time of your fear;

I will hold my hand our to you,

speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;

when you laugh I’ll laugh with you;

I will share you joy and sorrow

till we’ve seen this journey through

Richard A.M. Gillard (b. 1953)


Our Priory seeks to:

- Preserve our Templar heritage