The Templars

“The year is 1229; a truce has been signed by Frederick II that once again allows Christian pilgrims access to the Holy Places in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, which is now held by the Saracens. Preparations are underway for the first escorted pilgrimage to Jerusalem since its fall to Saladin in the year 1189.

The Templars are a historical re-enactment group based in Brisbane. We portray the military order of the Poor Fellow Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, more commonly known as The Templars.

We depict the knights, sergeants and clergy of the Templar Order, as well as the pilgrims, nobles and wealthy merchants who travelled in the Holy Land. Our group setting is an encampment outside the walls of the Templar stronghold of Chateau Pelerin, just south of Haifa on the Mediterranean coast.

The activities that you will see us performing reflect the everyday tasks, duties and devotions of the Templar Knights and of those that travel with them.While we portray a military order, we are not ourselves a religious group. We are not affiliated with any religious or Masonic organisations, we only recreate the historical aspects of the lives of those associated with the Templar Order”.




Posted on

May 31, 2019