Priory of the Christian Shield

The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem ®


The Investiture ceremony is a formal event where the approved applicants (known as 'Postulants') receive the accolade (dubbing) and are accorded the honor of becoming a Knight or Dame of the order during a sacred ceremony known as a Convent and Investiture (C&I). The C&I is a solemn rededication and spiritual renewal, during which the new Postulants (prospective members) are received into our Order -The Priory of the Christian Shield. 

The Priory of the Christian Shield invest membership upon those men and women who deport themselves in an honorable and chivalrous manner, who are committed to the Order's values and precepts, and who are Ecumenical in thought. 

The Priory of the Christian Shield conducts one investiture annually in the Fall. Email the Priory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for times, dates, locations, and accommodations.




If you are interested in joining The Priory and you would like to be contacted by an officer of the Priory to explore what it means to be a Knight or Dame in this faith based charitable Order, and beginning the process of determining whether your membership is in our mutual interest, please visit our Contact Us page and let us know you are interested.

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