Does not operate means that the request for status was removed per the applicants request. It is a case of merging in this case nothing else.
Bromley Cong removed as charity
Maybe joined up with Forest Hills new KH, which is not far away (except when it is cold, wet.......)
I think you're right St George of England, 'cause that's in Brockley Rise which is a little closer to Bromley than Forest Hill. Also there's the KH in Eltham that houses 4 congos, two of which - Chislehurst and Catford - border the former Bromley and Forest Hill territories. So my guess is they've probably been scattered amongst Forest Hill, Chislehurst and Catford.
Do some congregations qualify for this as a charity,,why some and not others? Why would the UK government give to churches?
Gayle, all UK congos become registered as charities with the Charities Commission as they qualify under the category of 'religious activities'. This then gives them tax-exempt status and allows them to claim back basic-rate tax on donations made to them by UK taxpayers through what is known as the Gift Aid scheme (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/tax/basics.htm for more info).
It is 3 am where I am at. I want to put this on JWN so posters in UK can read this in their daytime. I
I quote from Pedal Power's post: (with a few words expanded)
...IT IS INTRESTING TO NOTE THAT DELROY GRANT AKA THE NIGHT STALKER WHO RAPED AND ROBBED AND SEXUALLY ABUSED BETWEEN 200 AND POSSIBLY 1000 FRAIL OLD MEN AND WOMAN, WAS FROM THE BROMLEY CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN THE UK.. HE WAS BAPTISED IN THE MID 90'S AND ARRESTED AND JAILED FAIRLY RECENTLY IN THE UK
It is of my opinion that the reason for the entry regarding the removal of the Bromley Congregation from the Charities list is that David Splane and the rest of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses is an effort to distance Jehovah's Witnesses from the rapist. If someone does a Google search, they will find no record of a Bromley Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Either the name has been changed, the congregation dissolved and incorporated with congegations or any of the above reasons given in the above posts.
So what is wanted and needed is that the details of the exact change be exposed. To do this we need to find out the names of the servants of the former Bromley congregation have been reassigned and then we will know what happened to the congration and the Night Stalker will still be linked to Jehovah's Witnesses.
As the Bible says, "There is nothing hidden that will not be exposed.
I love Google.
belbab, going back to sleep.
Do a search on Google using the key words in my post above.
This thread is already referenced on Google.
The answer to why is given at the link you provided, It has to be one of these reasons.
"Such reasons include the charity ceasing to exist, ceasing to be charitable or transferred to another registered charity such as by a merger."
bromley was my congregation until 1982 . I thought delroy grant was from the forest hill congregation.