Welcome to the website of the Templar Pilgrimage Trust.
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The Templar Pilgrimage Trust was originally started in 1982 by members of the Order of Knights Templar of Jerusalem. Founded in 1119, the medieval Knights Templar protected pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land and other places of pilgrimage.
We make grants to people or groups from the UK who wish to make pilgrimages to recognised Christian shrines in the UK or overseas. We want to support as wide a range of people and groups as we can.
A pilgrimage is a journey with religious or spiritual significance. There is a strong tradition of Christian pilgrimage, originally to sites important in the life of Jesus Christ and in the Gospel narratives, later including other sites associated with events, saints or miracles.
The number of applications for grants is increasing. The pilgrims applying for grants are finding it more and more difficult to pay for their pilgrimages.
We make grant to individuals or groups living in the UK, particularly disabled and young people, wishing to make pilgrimages to recognised Christian shrines in the UK or overseas.
Over the years, we have helped pilgrims from different backgrounds: people needing special care to travel, school groups, university students, teachers, people considering a call to priesthood or training for ordination, priests and religious.