Welcome to the Home Page of The Provincial Priory of Staffordshire and Shropshire which I hope will be of interest to both Knights of the Province and Freemasons who wish to learn more and may be thinking of joining this international fraternity, which has been in existence in England for more than two hundred and thirty years.It is intended to be a means of communication and aims to bring together men of Christian faith and goodwill, regardless of background or political persuasion and promotes tolerance, charity and integrity.
Knight Templar Masonry has been buoyant in Staffordshire and Shropshire since 1849 and currently boasts 17 Preceptories. Despite being one of the oldest fraternal Orders in existence, we are finding that people still value our ideals and wish to participate in serving their communities through our Order.
We intend to regularly update you with information relevant to the Provincial Priory of Staffordshire and Shropshire through this web site and will be pleased to hear your opinion of the web site and to receive any news you consider worthy of communication.
The Provincial Priory of Staffordshire and Shropshire encompasses the old County boundaries of Staffordshire and parts of Shropshire with meeting places from Shrewsbury to Leek down to West Bromwich. Details of all Masonic centres within the Province are featured in this site.
Please feel free to browse, whether a member or visitor. It is hoped that you will find something of interest within its pages and return on a regular basis.
On Wednesday, 30th January 2019, the Knight Templar Province was shaken to the core by the sudden and tragic death of their much respected and beloved leader, R.E.Kt David Gary Read. Everyone who knew Gary have their abiding and fond memories of him. A brilliant comedic wit he had a ready smile for everyone. He was a giant of a man and that was not a reference to his stature. He was a giant in his friendliness towards every member of our Order, especially those who had just joined. His compassion to all those that were ill or in any need whatsoever. His love that he had for his wife, Vivienne, during the long time they had together and the love shown to the very end of his daughter Stephanie and, the apple of his eye, his teenage grandson, Joseph and lastly, his sense of duty, commitment and responsibly towards our Order and Freemasonry in general.
Provincial Sub Prior in Charge