Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 30 September 2018
The Theosophical Society In England
- 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA
Aims & activities
Holding of lectures, seminars, residential Summer School and study groups for the promotion and study of the Societies classical objects
What the charity does
- Other charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £5.3M Own use assets
- £3.7M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £326.6K Other assets
- £85.3K Total liabilities
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT TO PROMOTE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL WELFARE, AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, THROUGH THE PROMOTION AND STUDY OF THEOSOPHY, AND THE DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS OF SUCH STUDY TO THE PUBLIC. "THEOSOPHY" IS DEFINED IN AN APPENDIX TO THESE ARTICLES. APPENDIX V THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, WHILE RESERVING FOR EACH MEMBER FULL FREEDOM TO INTERPRET THOSE TEACHINGS KNOWN AS THEOSOPHY, IS DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND REALISING THE AGELESS WISDOM, WHICH EMBODIES BOTH A WORLD VIEW AND A VISION OF HUMAN SELF TRANSFORMATION. THE THEOSOPHICAL TRADITION IS FOUNDED UPON CERTAIN FUNDAMENTAL PROPOSITIONS: I. THE UNIVERSE AND ALL THAT EXISTS WITHIN IT ARE ONE INTERRELATED AND INTERDEPENDENT WHOLE. II.EVERY EXISTENT BEING FROM ATOM TO GALAXY IS ROOTED IN THE SAME UNIVERSAL, LIFE CREATING REALITY. THIS REALITY IS ALL-PERVASIVE, BUT IT CAN NEVER BE SUMMED UP IN ITS PARTS, SINCE IT TRANSCENDS ALL ITS EXPRESSIONS. IT REVEALS ITSELF IN THE PURPOSEFUL, ORDERED AND MEANINGFUL PROCESSES OF NATURE AS WELL AS IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT. III. RECOGNITION OF THE UNIQUE VALUE OF EVERY LIVING BEING EXPRESSES ITSELF IN REVERENCE FOR LIFE, COMPASSION FOR ALL, SYMPATHY WITH THE NEED OF INDIVIDUALS TO FIND TRUTH FOR THEMSELVES, AND RESPECT FOR EVERY RELIGIOUS TRADITION. THE WAYS IN WHICH THESE IDEALS BECOME REALITIES IN INDIVIDUAL LIFE ARE BOTH THE PRIVILEGED CHOICE AND THE RESPONSIBLE ACT OF EVERY HUMAN BEING. IV. CENTRAL TO THE CONCERNS OF THEOSOPHY IS THE DESIRE TO PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING AND FELLOWSHIP AMONG PEOPLE OF ALL RACES, NATIONALITIES, PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS. THEREFORE, ALL PEOPLE, WHATEVER THEIR RACE, RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR GENDER, ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE EQUALLY IN THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE SOCIETY. THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IMPOSES NO DOGMAS, BUT POINTS TOWARD THE SOURCE OF UNITY BEYOND ALL DIFFERENCES. DEVOTION TO TRUTH, LOVE FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS, AND A COMMITMENT TO A LIFE OF ACTIVE ALTRUISM ARE THE MARKS OF A TRUE THEOSOPHIST.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 28 JUL 2015 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 06 JUN 2016
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 7 Trustees
- 5 Employees
- 1 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Shaun Johnson||Leicestershire Action For Mental Health Project||Up-to-date|
|National Schizophrenia Fellowship||Up-to-date|
|The Foundation For Theosophical Studies||Up-to-date|
|Eric Mcgough||None on record|
|Noeline Hart||The Foundation For Theosophical Studies||Up-to-date|
|Jennifer Mary Baker||None on record|
|Elizabeth Crofts||None on record|
|Susan Bayliss||The Foundation For Theosophical Studies||Up-to-date|
|Dr Caroline Lindsay Nash||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England