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175th  Anniversary


St John of Jerusalem

Eye Hospital

The charity supported by our Order

Cystic Fibrosis

 Comfort Fund

A locally run charity

Our Lady of Walsingham Preceptory No.672

Eminent Preceptor E.Kt. Paul J. Davis P.Gt.A-de-C and Provincial Sub-Prior

Installed on Monday 30th October 2017        

Bladud Preceptory No.40

Eminent Preceptor E.Kt. Geoffrey Sinclair Ifill

Installed Thursday 23 November 2017

Templecombe Preceptory No.686

Eminent Preceptor E.Kt.Roger W. Morss

Installed on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Worlebury Preceptory of St.Dunstan No.121

Eminent Preceptor E.Kt. Alan Perks

Installed Wednesday 4 October 2017

Estune Command Preceptory No.354

Eminent Preceptor E.Kt. Darrell J. Hinder

Installed Tuesday 28 September 2017

Somerset Sword of Chivalry

Current Custodian

Antiquity Encampment No.1

News and Reports

(from around the Province)


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Calendar Events 2017 - 2018


Most Recently Installed Knights in the Province

Upcoming Preceptory Meetings

Archived Reports


Cogitation Corner

(Rhetorical Questions)

What does the term “a’beauceant” actually mean?

In olden times, could a horse really carry two fully armoured Knights?

When you cross your legs are you riding side saddle……?

Can the Beauceant Standard be likened to the two great pillars?

How many sword drills are performed in the Temple and Malta Ceremonies?

Most Recently Installed Preceptors



till end 2018

Other News from around the Province

CHRISTMAS DAY OBSERVANCE - The Knights of the United Orders in England and Wales and Provinces Overseas are reminded to join in good wishes to their fellow Knights throughout the world on Monday, 25 December 2017 at 5 p.m. G.M.T

 Closing date for

? 3rd Charity Suggestion ?

31st Jan 2018  

Sword of Chivalry

Bro.Kts. Paul McAdams & Alan Jones

Installed as Knights of the Order on 6th Dec 2017

The Worleybury Priory of St.Dunstan No.121

Bro.Kt. Nicholas J. Delaney

Installed as Knight of the Temple on 27th Sept 2017

The King Arthur of Avalon Preceptory No.551

Free time during the day?

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Prefer dining at midday?

Miss the camaraderie?

then why not try




Templecombe Preceptory No.686

Bro.Kt. Terence W. Gunner

Installed as Knight of the Temple on 28th Sep 2017

Estune Command Preceptory No.354

Bro. Kt. Kenneth Ellis  

Installed as a Knight of the Order on 2nd Oct 2017

The Selwood Priory No.244

Bro.Kt. John M Griffin

Installed as a Knight of the Temple 12th Oct 2017

The King Ina Preceptory No.211          

Provincial Priory of Somerset 2017

Highly honoured this year

the Somerset Knight

E.Kt.Adrian T. Jones

 Great Herald

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2017 Luncheon

 Great Priory

Next Meeting - May 2018


14th December

Combined Orders Carol Service for family and friends at All Saints Church, W-s-M  


January 15th

 Keynsham - Malta

February 5th

 Selwood - Installation

 Provincial Team visit

February 7th


Bro.Kt. Stephen J Beach

Installed as a Knight of the Order 1st Dec 2017

Cumba Priory No.476

At this festive time, the Provincial Prior and Provincial Sub-Prior send Hearty Greetings to the Knights of Somerset and their Families, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and thanking you for your support throughout the past year; and may it so continue......

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