No sorry! But I understand that nowadays, the assembly halls are becoming quite 'ornate' in comparison to what they used to be.
The Dudley Assembly Hall has been 'done out' in marble and also has a fountain. The North Penines Assembly Hall is quite an extravagant intereior also.
This considering that everything is paid for by R and F donations is quite staggering.
When we used to 'go' to JWland, we were assigned to the building projects in Dudley. When we had all contributed to that we were told that 'the council might want to knock it down so we need to urgently collect funds to build another Assembly Hall in the North Penines!' Apparantly this was a sign of persecution. There was frantic cash collected and a really ornate and beautiful building was built in North Penines. We were reassigned to that assembly Hall and miraculously the council no longer wanted to knock Dudley down.
'They' decided that Dudley needed refurbishing. So we were reassigned to go to Dudley and so had to donate to refurbish Dudley. That cost an absolute fortune.
The cong was then at Dudley and no longer to go to North Penines which had cost a fortune, in the first place.
Someone try to tell me this is not some kind of a scam. It's the biggest SCAM I've ever known.
And who, exactly owns all these very elaborately designed and decorated buildings? Not even a religion, but a book publishing company!!!