18th May 2024
Grand College was constituted as a sovereign body in 1924 and held its first meeting at Newcastle upon Tyne on 15th May of that year. Grand College will return to the city of its birth almost exactly 100 years later on Saturday 18th May 2024 to celebrate its Centenary. A service will be held in The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon, Tyne NE1 1PF followed by a Celebration Banquet. Knight Priests will wear their regalia (without mitre) for the Service. Both the Service and Banquet will be open to members and partners.
The banquet will be held at The Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Coaches will be laid on to transport members and their guests to the cathedral and return for the banquet. Further details and a booking form will be issued in due course.
To learn more about the history of the Knight Templar Priests, the excellent book "The Priestly Order" can be purchased for £15 from Grand College by clicking the image to the right.