The Crossed Swords Preceptory 618 meets twice a year on the first Wednesday in May and November. The May meeting is the Installation of the new Preceptor whilst at the November meeting, the Malta degree is carried out. This Preceptory is one of three in the Province which carries out the admission of Knights Templar into the Order of the Knights of Malta.
Currently we meet at St Michael's Hall, Springfield Court, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2QJ.
In overall charge of the Bodyguard is the Provincial Marshal. The management of the members of the Bodyguard is in the capable hands of the Bodyguard Commander, currently EKt David Sodey PProvGStB(B). The Bodyguard has a membership of around 20 knights from across the Province, invited to join after a period of probation to ensure that it suits them and that they are up to the required standard to be on the Bodyguard.
Each knight is accepted onto the Bodyguard on the understanding that they can commit to attending at least 5 Preceptory meetings, not including their own, plus the the Provincial Priory meeting held in June each year as well as the Provincial Church Service in May.
Bodyguard Commander: EKt David Sodey PProvGStB(B)
Deputy Bodyguard Commander: Kt Lester Wellington
Registrar: Kt Roy Bishop
|:||EKt David Edwards||John F Cleeves 315 / Jacques de Molay 670|
|:||Kt Robbie Biggs||Stuart 28 / Crossed Swords 618|
|:||Kt Carlton Patterson||Stuart 28 / Crossed Swords 618|
|:||Kt Steve Coath||Jacques de Molay 670 / Crossed Swords 618|
|:||Kt Paul Ellis||Stuart 28|
|:||Kt Iain Green||Melita 37 / Crossed Swords 618|
|:||Kt Bill Cooper||John F Cleeves 315|
|:||Kt Melvyn Pateman||Temple Chelsin 269 / Temple Dinsley 283|
|:||Kt Cameron Mckenzie||Standon Priory 581|
|:||Kt Mark Pedroz||Harold Devereux Still 543|
|:||Kt John Fenoughty||Melita 37|
|:||Kt Mark Williams||Joseph Moffett 383|
|:||Kt Andrew Allen||St John the Evangelist 281|
|:||Kt Doug Syrett||Standon Priory 581|