RANT ON ...
Click on PORTISHEAD in the first post. Read the expenditure column in the most recent 2015 return.
£135,571 expenditure. Guess what that was for?
OK. It was the money saved for a new hall. The money was sent to the London Branch.
And the old hall that was shared with Clevedon is up for sale. Guess where that money will go? (Hundreds of thousands of pounds)
And Portishead is now disbanded with it's publishers shared out among three nearby congregations.
And Clevedon? Stuffed in with the Weston-super-Mare congregations as the 4th congregation, the poor relation forced to take over the graveyard meeting shifts of Saturdays and Mondays the other three "loving" congregations don't want.
Click on MONMOUTH - now comes up as (Assimilated) Ross-on-Wye West. Another victim of closure and a hall gone.
Click on CINDERFORD - nothing comes up! NADA. Disbanded, and spread to the four winds.
Think of the faithful brothers and sisters in just these congregations who scrimped and saved in the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's who built their own halls to serve as their centres for pure worship until Armageddon came and transported them to paradise.
Where are they now?
Dead. In nursing homes. In wheelchairs. On sticks. Sitting in plastic macs with their flasks of hot drink at conventions with their white haired heads bobbing at the next round of lies and promises from the magnificent 7 living in their ivory towers checking the time on their Rolexes ...