Our History

‘Four Brethren interested in the possibility of the formation of a Lodge which would devote some part of each regular meeting to the advancement of Masonic knowledge and encouraged by the interest expressed by a number of Brethren in various Lodges, also knowing that the matter has the approval of the Province, met at 196 Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards-on-Sea on Monday 2nd July 1962, to consider the essential preliminaries to such an undertaking.’

Worshipful Brothers Neil Clark and Freddie Tapp, Worshipful Brother Fred Hallet of Viking Lodge No 5014 and Brother Norman Henzell-Ashcroft of Pelham No 1303 formed the nucleus of what would become the Lodge of the White Rock No 7891.

On the 26th February 1963 Worshipful Brother Clarke and Brother Henzell Ashcroft met the Provincial Grand Secretary and the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies at the White Rock Pavilion and it was approved that the Consecration ceremony was to be held on the 1st April 1963.

Picture of our founding memebts 1963
This was in 2013 our 50th anniversay!

Sadly our last Founding member, W.Bro Charles Cowlin passed to the Grand Lodge above. As a memorial to all of our members who take that final journey, W.Bro Charles’ regalia was framed and is present at our Lodge meetings as a reminder of all have gone before us.

W.Bro Charles Cowlin’s regalia. A reminder of all who have gone before us.