Why is Tekels Park being sold at this time when

professional advice came out against it?


It doesn’t require a Diploma in Finance or even

a Diploma in Anything to know that this is a

bad time economically to sell Tekels Park




Camberley, Surrey, England GU15 – 2LF



Tekels Park to be Sold to a Developer


Bad News for the Animals


Tekels Park is a 50 acre woodland estate near

Camberley, Surrey, England. It is a spiritual retreat,

a sanctuary for wildlife and has a consecrated

church. It is currently owned by the

Theosophical Society in England (Adyar)

who are selling the park to a developer.


There must be some detailed financial information about

somewhere on which the decision to sell Tekels park

is based. Has anybody seen it ?



Once Tekels Park is sold, The Theosophical Society

will no longer be master in its own house as

far as decisions affecting the future

of the Park are concerned.


The idea that things can carry on more or

less as they are may help members to feel better

about the sale of Tekels Park to a developer

but should be examined carefully.


Does anyone remember the 1970s television series ?






The sale of Tekels Park to a developer is a rush job

NO forum for discussion

NO alternative proposals invited



It’s a case of;


Just get rid of Tekels Park as quickly as possible



Serious money is being parted with by a business,

surely a serious return on investment will be

required to turn a profit.






What interest does a construction company have

in developing a hotel ? They would be in a good

position to refurbish it but running it takes them

in the realms of leisure management.


Perhaps there is some plan for the

Theosophical Society to carry on running

the Guest House on the new owner’s behalf.

But where will the profits go ?

Or will the Theosophical Society

pay rent to use it ?


It will probably make sense to sell the Guest House

on at some stage or lease the building for use

as a hostel of some sort or a retirement home.




Myths about Tekels Park’s

Protection against Development


Tekels Park’s statutory protection against

development is very thin.



St Francis Church can be demolished

or its use changed





Yes, the people affected by all this are the

Theosophical Society in England members and

they should have a good chance to review

any agreements made regarding the use of

Tekels Park and even show this information

to their own lawyers, if they wish.



Have the officials responsible for the sale of

Tekels Park run this nightmare scenario past their

lawyers and is there a strategy for dealing with it ?

Perhaps they will just have to hope that it

doesn’t happen.




How did a working class picture

get on to the Toff’s page ?



In fact, The St Francis Church building was a gift

in 1930 from Josephine Chambres who was a member

of the Liberal Catholic Church and of the

Theosophical Society in England. But as the Toff

says, It’s just another building to be sold.


Thankyou Very Much!




The fate of the Tekels Park wildlife appears not

to be a subject for discussion.


Theosophy talks of a compassionate attitude

to animals and the sale of a sanctuary for

wildlife to a developer has caused serious

division in the Theosophical Society in England



It will be very difficult for the Theosophical Society

in England to reconcile itself to the loss of Tekels Park.

If the sale is really necessary then proper detailed

financial information should be made available

to all members and there should be a serious

exploration of alternatives.


Members are still finding out from unofficial

sources that Tekels Park is being sold to a developer.



The Theoversity website has the one instance

where the sale of Tekels Park is mentioned on

an official TS England website. This is given

as the justification for moving operations to

Southampton, Glastonbury and Chorley,

although it is not mentioned that the

sale is to a developer.


But members are also being told that the Society

will be able to continue to use Tekels Park after

it has been sold.


What is going on here ?





 Well, you never know do you ?


Theosophical Society in England members were

never given official notification that Tekels Park

was being sold to a developer – So what next ?











Tekels Park is owned by;


The Theosophical Society in England (Adyar)

50 Gloucester Place

London W1U-8EA


Tel 0207 563 9817




Please note that there is more than one Theosophical Society. Only the Theosophical Society with its headquarters at Gloucester Place, London is connected to Tekels Park. This is generally known as the Theosophical Society (Adyar) as its international headquarters are in Adyar, India.


The Theosophical Society administers the Tekels Park Estate through a limited company


The Tekels Park Estate Limited

4-6 Church Road, Burgess Hill,

West Sussex

RH15 9AE,





From the Website Owner:- Dave Marsland


I am dedicated to the future of the Tekels Park animals and have created this website in support of saving them.


My main concern in posting information on this, and related websites, is to draw attention to the sale of the 50 acre sanctuary for wildlife to a property developer and the inevitable deaths of the animals by slaughter or habitat destruction.


The killing of the Tekels Park animals would be an obscenity and as a long standing student of Theosophy, I cannot turn a blind eye.


I maintain that the Tekels Park management and the Theosophical Society in England leadership have attempted to keep the fate of the Park and its wildlife from public attention and the attention of the Theosophical Society in England members.


Dave Marsland


You may contact me on davemarsland@aardvarktheosophy.co.uk













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Tekels Park Badgers

Once Highly Valued by the

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Article describing Tekels Park and its much

cherished wildlife by Theosophist and long

term Tekels Park Resident Madeleine Leslie Smith


The Theosophical Value of

Tekels Park


Theoversity Compromised by

Tekels Park Wildlife Issue


The Rejuvenation of

the Tekels Park Pond 1995


Hey Look!

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White Flag Day


Tekels Park

Camberley, Surrey, England

GU15 – 2LF

Tekels Park Map