No doubt the WBT$ leeches would like to get their hands on the other pair of Bristols.....................er.........halls.
Another One Bites the Dust!
Good news! Every closure and sell-off should cause many r&f to be seriously disturbed by the monetary vampire which the WTBTS has become.
JW's should bear this phrase in mind - "Coming to a KH near you - soon!"
To reiterate, like, everybody...
...wondrous contraction is now taking place.
You say that the Portishead cong has been disbanded too some "seven months" back?
Sounds like "sour times", as it is "over", and an "SOS" should be sent out to those "numb" by the news that "magic doors" can no longer be knocked on by "strangers". Although JWs will say "we carry on" preaching along the "roads" while wearing our cool "threads" and "nylon smiles" while in the "mourning air"!
For wot its worth. The word on the street in Melbourne Australia is that Williamstown, St Kilda and Kealba halls are earmarked for sale and congregants will need to travel elsewhere. There have already been some shifts with Vietnamese and other foreign groups. At the recent MS school the attendees were told to expect a reconfiguration of territories and meeting places. This was met with riotous laughter untill the speaker stated "We are not joking, be prepared". So, there you go,,, we will see.
Will keep you posted of developments. The speaker stated this would happen within the next twelve months.
Watchtower says "Its All Mine" it's " The Rip(off )" again, well I wish the GB would be sent up in a Glory Box!
Strange they are talking about closing hall when they are not printing about 60 million magazines a month now.
the celestial chariot at light speed
Just a bump to confirm that this congregation has indeed gone the way of the dodo as predicted and Bristol - Hengrove has been removed from the jborg website and only two congs now meet at this location.
Bristol- Bedminster; Bristol- Hengrove; Bristol- Stockwood; and Bristol- Bishopsworth; were the 4 congregations that covered south Bristol (UK) in the 1990's. They had 3 halls with Stockwood and Hengrove sharing one and the others having their own.
About 15 years ago Stockwood died a death and it was absorbed, then about ten years ago the three others refurbed the Bishopsworth hall and its accompanying Circuit Overseer's flat and all three shared it and sold off their own halls. The proceeds paid for the smart new hall and the balance (ta da!) went to HQ in London.
In 2014 when Portishead (a cong in a satellite town near south Bristol) got disbanded one third of its members got shunted into Bristol- Bishopsworth.
Now in 2018 with the demise of Bristol- Hengrove it has been shared between Bristol-Bedminster and Bristol-Bishopsworth.
So in fifteen years 4 congregations and one third of another have reduced to two congregations.
Grand theocracy ever increasing!