Sussex Crown Defenders LOL No. 848...
It is a privilege and an honour of our Brethren to welcome
you to the home page of the Loyal Orange Order of Sussex
Crown Defenders LOL 848, under the guidance of the Grand
Orange Lodge of England.
We form part of the Sussex District 88 comprising two lodges,
one in Lewes, East Sussex, formed back on the 24th
August 1895 and the other in Shoreham, West Sussex
formed on 5th August 2017.
We are a young, vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic lodge
based in Shoreham, West Sussex, who meet on the first Saturday
of each month. Our growing brethren membership boasts
brothers from England, Scotland and Ulster
(just missing a Welsh brother!). Our aim is to further expand the
footprint of Orangeism in the South of England and beyond, as
well as lending our support to local charities in the Sussex and
surrounding home counties, utilising our brethren’s
collective skills and backgrounds including Her Majesty’s Armed
Forces, finance, retail, public sector, construction, legal professions, students
and local government.
We encourage healthy debates on how to positively express and promote the Orange Order out of the media spotlight, as well as how we can support the Sussex community. We also attend and organise remembrance services in conjunction with Ulster Lodges, such as our recent parade and church service at Seaford to remember the brave volunteers who completed their final training before sailing to France to fight in the Great War, together with other church services across the British Isles, France and Belgium.
The History of Sussex Crown Defenders LOL No 848...
"We wunt be druv" features prominently on the Lodge’s crest and regalia. it is the unofficial county motto of Sussex in Southern England. It is a Sussex dialect phrase meaning "we will not be driven". The motto asserts that people from the English county of Sussex have minds of their own, and cannot be forced against their will or told what to do. The original LOL 848 was assigned to “Sussex Martyrs” and was founded sometime between 1910 and 1915. It met in The Mission Church on New England Road in Brighton. By 1920 it had moved to St John’s Church Room in Hove, after the World Wars it began to disband and the famous Lodge number has now been re-issued to the Sussex Crown Defenders in West Sussex to continue the rich history of warrant 848.
If you would like to know more about our lodge or enquire about joining/transferring then please click below link and one of our Brethren will be happy to answer any questions you may have.