"The Protestant Religion and Liberties of England I will maintain"-William III
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The Grand Orange Lodge of England

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  Welcome to the Loyal Orange Institution of England web site!


Dear Sisters and Brethren,

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister in regards to the way forward from the 19th July, it is now my intention to open up the Institution from that date so that all formats of the LOIE can start arranging meetings and where needed the commencement of Parades and Church services.

There were some areas the Prime Minister did not clarify, but I have no reason to expect any other issues that would not allow us to commence from that date.

In view of the lifting of restrictions in regards to the wearing of face masks and social distancing, it will

be necessary to respect the views of the membership if they wish to carry on with masks etc. It also may be respectful of members if they still feel the need not to go out and be in other peoples company at this time that their feelings must be respected.

This past 16 months have been a sorry period and our thoughts and prayers must be with the families and

friends of those who have been lost to the pandemic, but also those who have passed away and we as an Institution were not able to give them the attention that they deserved. It will be my intention that in the near future we will join together and remember them in a manner that their service befitted.

As we in England start to get some sort of normality back we must respect the needs of the membership. May I thank you all for the resolve that has been shown throughout this period and with God's blessing we will go forward stronger in our beliefs in defence of our Protestant religion.

God Bless.


W. R. Bather HDGM

Most Worshipful Grand Master

The Loyal Orange Institution of England is a part of the Worldwide Orange fraternity, being made up of an unlimited number of Christians, whose staunch beliefs are based on the Reformation principles and truths of the Open Bible.

You will see what qualifications are needed to gain membership of this most glorious Institution, which has no bar on colour, back-ground, or nationality.

I believe that the pages that can be accessed on this site will give an enlightening vision to the working and make-up of the Orange Order in England.

You will see that there are Lodges active in many locations throughout the country, and contact can be made via our contact page.

As a body of individuals joined together without any particular political persuasion we go forward with the strength and courage that our conviction for Civil and Religious Liberties for all, a Protestant Biblical faith, and the Constitution of our Country remain an integral and important asset to the well being of our future.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master of England Bro W.R Bather


The Loyal Orange Institution of England was founded in Manchester in 1807 by soldiers returning from service in Ireland and the Institution has been active throughout England through to the present day.


Further information regarding the Grand Lodge of England is available on The Information page. Information on the history of the Institution, King William III, The 12th July, the Reformation, the Qualifications of an Orangeman, the function of Private Lodges and the Union with Scotland and Northern Ireland can also be found via this page or the drop down menu on the navigation bar.


This website is maintained by the Grand Orange Lodge of England. We hope that this website enlightens you with regard to the Orange Institution, its history and our Protestant heritage. If you are interested in joining the Orange Institution please contact us.