Growing the Order

We grow the Order by nominating worthy individuals for membership. 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.

If you know someone who demonstrates these accomplishments, please consider proposing them for membership of the Order by filling in the form below.

Nominating more than one person is entirely acceptable, as is nominating family members.

New members of the Order join as Officers of the Order, which is our standard membership grade. Proposals to admit individuals at Knight/Dame grade may be considered, but approval is entirely at the discretion of the Grand Prior.

If your nomination is approved, the Order will write to your nominee advising them of their nomination and inviting them to join. It is usually beneficial if you talk to your nominee first and tell them about the Order, so that they know what to expect and agree to being nominated. You can use our calling card and/or our mini brochure to help brief your nominee.


The United Kingdom Grand Priory has responsibility for membership in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The Americas Grand Priory has responsibility for membership in north and south America and the Caribbean.


We also accept petitions from individuals who do not have a proposer. Please visit our Joining the Order page for more information.


Please note that the names of candidates are gazetted (published) on the Gazette page. This is in order for existing members to make any comments, which will be received in confidence, on the suitability of any candidate.


Your support for the person they nominate does not end once they submit the nomination. Nominators have a role in ensuring that the candidates completes the process through to membership, including supporting the Order in chasing up any candidate issues and delays during the application process.