FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2022 1:10 – 1:50 pm


Talk: The Temple Church: Magna Carta, The Da Vinci Code and 800 Years in Between

Our friends at the UK Brigade of Kentucky Colonels are organizing a trip to the fascinating Temple Church, London, to celebrate Magna Carta and the links between the UK and the USA.

Temple Church is a beautiful, historic and numinous place of therapeutic calm just yards from the bustle of Fleet Street. To be here in the 12th century was to be “in” Jerusalem, at the centre of the world. The Temple and its Church were central to the formation of Magna Carta, the first great bill of citizens’ rights that constrained the power of the government. It is still, over 800 years later, the professional home of the lawyers who protect those rights. It is rightly known as the Cradle of the Common Law. There is an exhibition on Magna Carta and the Road to the Rule of Law in the Round Church; and further history of the Church and Magna Carta and The Da Vinci Code here.

The talk will be followed by pub lunch (cash bar) at the Knights Temple pub 95 Chancery Lane, Off Carey St, Fleet St, London WC2A 1DT

If you would like to attend, please email our Grand Prior Emeritus, Colonel Simon McIlwaine, putting “TEMPLE CHURCH” in the subject line.


Photo attribution: John Salmon / Temple Church, Temple, London EC4 / CC BY-SA 2.0