October 31, 2017 TO ALL CONGREGATIONS Re: New Visitor Exhibit at Bethel (UK)
Confirmation that there will be no printing done in the UK after March 2018
I thought this was huge until I reread it. I think they are saying right now there is no printing facilities at the new location. But they will move there in the future I'm sure.
The new facilities at Chelmsford will not include a printery and we will discontinue printing at Mill Hill toward the end of March 2018. Therefore, if you would like to see the MAN Roland press we would encourage you to visit before then.
I'm genuinely astonished!
WTF is the point of Chelmsford. Can anybody link to the original publicity about plans for Chelmsford?
closing down sale.
everything must go.
So are they shipping Watchtowers and Awakes from the US, Europe or what?
Literature comes from Germany now. It's the hub for Europe. Shipped to London (soon Chelmsford) and distributed from there.
I think that the reason for pushing forward with Chelmsford was that they were too far along to reverse the build and have too much locked up in the property in London to stay there. They have reduced the scale of Chelmsford by a massive amount but it had to go ahead.
They are shipping watchtowers and awakes from germany.They are doing everything possible to cut down on the number of watchtowers and awakes they give out to the general public.Single page tracts will be used a lot more these next few years
.Single page tracts will be used a lot more these next few years
great idea--even better on a roll, perforated.--- a picture of a GB member on each slice.
Incredible. This is an organisation with no cohesive plan, no long term planning or vision.
Once they embarked on rebranding from The Watchtower to JW.org any fool could've told them their printing needs would be decimated and could be centralised to a handful of locations worldwide.
Their plush 'translation offices' like the one in Wales along with Chelmsford will become an embarrassing and ugly high water mark for British JW's as their petty little religion atrophies to complete impotence.