Our Special Assembly Day at Bristol Assembly Hall has just finished.
As I've said before in October 07 http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/7/144194/1.ashx regarding the last two day assembly weekend
the numbers are still down. The announced attendance was 764 with 3 baptized (2m and 1 f). They looked in the early twenties.
I say 'announced' as my counter did a rough headcheck and came up with about 500 so that must mean there were an awful lot milling outside or possibly not even there.
The main speaker was a 'brother' from London Bethel who had come from Canada about 4-5 years ago. Haven't got his name sorry., but sounded very educated even though they were harping on about further education and full time careers.
The costs were announced at just under £2000 and they said they were in 'profit' by about £30. You don't hear that very often but even though he said they were covered he still said you can contribute by credit and debit cards. The guest speaker from Bethel did actually mention about Britain being the worst in Europe for credit card debts (but hey what the heck.)
Thanks for listening