Welcome to the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Kansas.

 On behalf of the approximately 1200 Sir Knights and 24 constituent Commanderies of Kansas, I wish to extend to you a cordial and sincere welcome to our newly constructed Grand York Rite of Kansas Website. We are glad you have found us.

It is my distinct honor and esteemed privilege tp serve the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Kansas as your Grand Commander for the 2017-2018 term. I am especially grateful to have the good fortune to be accompanied by such a tremendously talented, resourceful and dedicated group of elected and appointed officers to serve this Grand Commandery.

Our charge this year will be focused on six (6) areas going forward: They are:

  • Open Communication Channels
  • Seek Excellence in All We Say and Do
  • Focus on Constituent Commanderies and their Dais Officers Success
  • Enforce Standards
  • Organize for Success
  • Choose to Make a Difference

The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Kansas will be celebrating our sesquicentennial or 150th Grand Conclave as a Grand Commandery on the 14th of April 2018 in Topeka, Kansas. Please check back with us throughout the year for additional information regarding this auspicious event.

In closing, you have my pledge to do my best to fulfill the trust and confidence you have placed with me as your Grand Commander. It’s going to be a great year!


 Sir Knight James R. Burns, III

Right Eminent Grand Commander

Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Kansas 




To strengthen and promote leadership, fellowship, goodwill and education by assisting our constituent bodies for the enhancement of Kansas York Rite Masonry.


To provide the preferred journey for Masonic Degree completion of the Hiramic Legend and pathway to become a Knights Templar for every Kansas Mason seeking further Masonic Light.