keep them coming Truthseeker, I still have the original list saved and it certainly surprised me even before the quickfire sell off of KH's and mergers, I even found out that my ex wife's KH was merged (disbanded) several year ago in a suburb of South West London, it makes me chuckle with the new name changes, I presume this is a legal requirement, who are they kidding!
* 2018 Mergers and changes to UK congregations *
Thanks Jookbeard. I'm going through the list one by one.
Number 10: Change of name from Hull Cottingham to Hull Pearson Park
Renamed Hull Pearson Park Hull Cottingham Congregation Of Jehovahs Witnesses https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/?w=ACA0914C-9133-422F-B827-3811A39F7BDB
Hull Mandarin merged with Hull Pearson Park
Renamed Hull Pearson Park Hull Mandarin Congregation Of Jehovahs Witnesses https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/?w=ABB9F5E4-9520-4846-9131-59FA51FCD22B
Number 11: Congregation merged/deleted Hull Derringham
congregation still listed as a charity
Hull Derringham Congregation Of Jehovahs Witnesses https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/?w=3C32F192-736F-4094-8366-E8A9ED88289D
Number 12: Name change Hull Newland to Hull Inglemire
HULL, NEWLAND CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (Old Name)
Renamed Hull Inglemire Hull Newland Congregation Of Jehovahs Witnesses https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/?w=E949D3FB-AEE2-4E1D-971C-8DC6A1374ECF
Lot of changes for congregations in Hull. Wonder if it has anything to do with the apostasy there.
Number 13: I O W Shanklin - listed in location app but removed from charity
03 September 2015 Removed - VOLUNTARY REMOVAL Listed in location but not registered as a charity I O W Shanklin Congregation Of Jehovahs Witnesses Removed https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/?w=FAA0FF44-64C7-45E2-8FDA-EB4545B327E6
That’s excellent, any information on Scotland?
From what I can tell: Glenrothes seems to have merged two congregations into one in the last year or two.
There is no longer a congregation in Ardrishaig.
Stevenston congregation looks like it is gone, replaced by Kilbirnie, but located in Stevenston! There must be a story there.
Further back: weren’t there more congregations in Ayr and Perth at one time? And wasn’t there a congregation in Ardossan or Saltcoats?
SBF - several years ago the original Kilbirnie KH was sold and a new one built in the town of Stevenston - but it was still called the Kilbirnie congregation.
At the beginning of 2018 their KH was closed - pending an alleged "refurbishment." The congregation was then assigned to share the nearby Irvine KH until the mythical refurbishment was carried out.
The Kilbirnie KH has been lying empty for the past 9 months with no signs of a refurb being started. And since Irvine KH has recently splashed out a bit of cash on a very professional sign which details the added congregation meeting times, it looks a certainty that Kilbirnie KH will soon appear on Rightmove.
LOL - just checked JW.BORG web site. Not only have they NOT updated the Irvine congregation's Sunday meeting time to 10.00 am, the same 'phone number for both congregations has either changed or is disconnected.
Here in southwest uk two local devon congregations have merged. Sticklepath have gone and are merged with Pilton to result in just Barnstaple Congregation...
Thanks for the info. Wasn’t there a Stevenston congregation at one time, as well as Kilbirnie?
So there’s no KH in the three towns or Kilbirnie?
Can you list any congregations/KHs in Ayrshire that have closed in the past 20 years or so?