About the Order

The International Knightly Order Valiant of St George is a worldwide confraternity of men and women who seek to support, in a modest way, the timeless social virtues of compassion, charity, faithfulness and courage – in a word, chivalry. We take our inspiration from the original Order of St. George established in 1326 in Hungary, which was the very first royal and military order of chivalry.

The modern Order is a registered charity and a UN accredited NGO. It members are drawn from all walks of life, and from across the globe.

Today’s Officers, Knights, and Dames of St George uphold the virtues of chivalry and undertake to support our charitable and humanitarian mission around the world. The regalia and titles within the Order are the visible symbols of this commitment.

How we are organized

The United Kingdom Grand Priory and the Grand Priory of the Americas form one unified organization. Both Grand Priories have a number of regional branches, called Commanderies. The Grand Magistery, headed by the Magisterium Officium, is responsible for the direction of the Order’s work.

Affiliations and partnerships

We are affiliated to the Royal Society of St. George and partner with a number of organizations who share our aims and with whom we work to deliver our humanitarian projects.

We have good fraternal relationships with branches of the Order elsewhere in the world; however, these are independent organizations.  

Joining the Order

Membership in the Order is open to men and women over the age of 21. Nomination for membership in the Order recognizes and celebrates achievements in the community, whether large or small. Membership is an honour that will only be awarded to people who deserve it; they should be people who have changed things for the better.

You can nominate someone for membership, or apply to join yourself. Applicants from the Americas are invited to join our Grand Priory of the Americas. Applicants from the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania are invited to join the UK Grand Priory.