Contact Us:

By phone: Christine (Lodge Secretary)  07717 383139 or 01257 401152

By email: Chris (Secretary)

Wayne (President)

Please note our new venue -
Unity Church, The Gatehouse, 118 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4DH

Only street parking I’m afraid at the moment but bus no 575 from Bolton bus Station to Chorley New Road will get you there for those not driving. Ask for the stop just after Queen’s Park on Chorley Road.

The Unity Centre is opposite Bolton School on the corner of Beverley Road and Chorley New Road.

All welcome. £3 minimum donation.
Refreshments provided.

Bolton Lodge dates Autumn 2023

Meetings are on Sundays on the following dates at 2.30pm

You are warmly invited to our next Bolton Lodge public meeting


November 26th
The  Buddha  and  The  Christ

Ted Capstick


Ted first got involved with the Wisdom when he became interested in and embarked on a study of Tibetan Buddhism in his early twenties. This quickly led to involvement in the Western Esoteric Tradition, the Society of the Inner Light, and a detailed study of the Qabalah and the works of Dion Fortune. The Cosmic Doctrine led to the Secret Doctrine and to study of the works of Madame Blavatsky.


By his early thirties he was studying the Esoteric Philosophy of Alice Bailey and
in later years joined the Arcane School to complete his formal study of her work.


In 1997, he was introduced to Dr. Douglas Baker, and became a member of his group,
joined him and lectured on several of his tours in England, Italy and South Africa.


Ted has been a member of the Theosophical Society in England for over twenty years, and spoken at the summer schools every year continuously since 2006, and is a regular speaker around the country at individual lodges.


All Welcome.  Refreshments provided.
Cost £4 Non members £3 Members


Our meetings begin at 2.30 and end between 4.30 pm to 5 pm

All Welcome.  Refreshments provided. Cost £4. Members £3


Our room costs are doubling from September
so any donations above the admission costs gratefully received.


We are holding our meetings at our usual venue…
Unity Church,
The Gatehouse
118 Chorley New Road

Members - £20 per year  - apply for membership

The Theosophical Society is a worldwide body whose primary object is Universal Brotherhood without distinction based on the realization that life, and all its diverse forms, human and non-human, is indivisibly One. Seen as revolutionary when it was founded in 1875, the Society draws together those of goodwill whatever their social status or ethnicity. The Mission Statement of the Theosophical Society is:

“To serve humanity by cultivating an ever-deepening understanding and realization of the Ageless Wisdom, spiritual Self-transformation, and the Unity of all Life.”

On this website you will find some of the basic ideas about theosophy. However, the Theosophical Society does not ask its members to adhere to any of these ideas in particular. Members are only expected to be in agreement with the Three Objects of our organization:

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

Members of the Society are united by their search for Truth and by their determination to promote brotherhood between all peoples – of all faiths or of none. The Society strenuously upholds Freedom of Thought and is founded on the basis of the broadest tolerance and the search for truth. A genuine commitment to brotherhood, which is the first object of the Society, is the mark of a truly spiritual person.

Benefits of membership include:

  • The fellowship of like-minded people in a worldwide community.
  • Access to resources on the members’ area of the website, including an extensive video library and a many theosophical articles.
  • Free access to the members’ lending library.
  • Free copies of the journal Insight and the theosophical magazine Esoterica.
  • Discounts for the Diploma in Theosophy and for many events organised by the Society.

You will also have the privilege of belonging to a tried and tested organisation which has been bringing the Great Esoteric Truths to the Western World for more than 140 years. Theosophy is the Shoreless Ocean of Universal Truth, Love and Wisdom.

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New Venue:

Unity Church
The Gatehouse
118 Chorley New Road