UK Kingdom Halls for sale

by darkspilver 30 Replies latest jw friends

  • pepperheart
    pepperheart

    Nice to have some good news

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    Kingdom Hall, rear of Field Street, Penygraig, Rhondda
    Web: http://www.barbararees.com/property_detail1.php?id=875
    PDF: http://www.barbararees.com/images/pdf_875.pdf
    Still on sale

    apparently still on sale, with a price reduction....




  • freddo
    freddo

    And of course Penygraig (above) - when closed and converted to a KH - was trumpeted in the Awake! article below as evidence of Babylon's waters drying up.

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    *** g96 9/8 p. 31 Why the Chapels Are Closing ***

    One [chapel] that was not listed, in Penygraig, was converted many years ago into a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the flourishing Rhondda Congregation.

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  • Lostandfound
    Lostandfound

    And still no obvious backlash, those in unaffected Kingdom Halls must have heard of what is going on even if not in the immediate area.

    As with the 'redundant bethelites etc, some sour grapes may be, but no major reaction from the rank and file. Even against the appalling binning of long time servants, who must have some grudges to bear, but apparently not. All well in Lett Fairyland, ' ...we need more Kingdom Halls so dig deep and donate.' He must be thankful for the LDCs who do the WT dirty work and keep him at a distance from the amalgamations, closures, dissolving, all shorthand for You did not donate enough, so we are helping you to donate more by selling your Hall and keeping the money, no need to thank us

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    Haha! Cool, interesting pick up.

    It was a Tabor Congregational Chapel, original part-built in 1909

    http://www.pillars-of-faith.com/chapels.php?Town=Penygraig&Denomination=Congregational&RecNo=1

    The Rhondda congregation has around 124 publishers (including nine elders) - so not that small.

    http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1068958&subid=0

    Their 15 March 2015 accounts make interesting reading though....

    To be honest, looking at the above pics (poor access, no car parking and it's not really a great building for maintenance etc), the Rhondda congregation is probably quite pleased to be at the Pontyclun Kingdom Hall - pictured below - which looks larger, newer, and has the added benefit of an adjacent massive car park.


  • freddo
    freddo

    RHONDDA PENYGRAIG

    This is from their charity commission accounts. Note the bold print I have added. A nice old sum to the branch from where they were saving for a Kingdom Hall. Don't forget the old one is still to be sold with an asking price of £47,500 ...

    RHONDDA CONGREGATION FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-2015 £27,585.13

    CONGREGATION RECEIPTS: Donations for local congregation expenses £3,010.50 Gift Aid donations for congregation expenses £2,494.00 Gift Aid Small Donations £3,705.31 Donations for new kingdom hall £399.80 Gift Aid donations for new kingdom hall £171.00 Congregation coach £1,026.00 Gift Aid reclaimed from HMRC £0.00

    Deposit with Branch from Tylorstown £71,097.

    15 Other receipts Unpaid Cheque £713.14 From KHOC £912.17 Total Receipts £83,529.07

    CONGREGATION EXPENDITURES: Donations to Watch Tower for WW (Resolution) £119.05 Donations to Watch Tower for KHAHCW (Resolution)

    £96,446.84 Donations to Watch Tower for KHAA (Resolution)

    £0.00 Donations to Watch Tower for TOAA (Resolution) £375.00 Kingdom Hall operation and maintenance. £4,235.16 Hire of coach for convention £1,900.00 Circuit overseer and visiting speaker expenses £341.78 Donations to circuit accommodation committee £0.00 Donations to hospital liaison committee £0.00 Donations to Mid-Glam No. 1 circuit £1,065.00

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    £96,446.84 Donations to Watch Tower for KHAA (Resolution)

    No - I believe your lines breaks are messed up, I think?

    The Resolution for the KHAA (Kingdom Hall Assistance Arrangment) was £0.00 - ZERO

    The monies went to the KHAHCW fund instead.

    2015 Accounts:

    CONGREGATION EXPENDITURES

    Donations to Watch Tower for WW (Resolution) --------------------

    £119.05

    Donations to Watch Tower for KHAHCW (Resolution) --------------

    £96,446.84

    Donations to Watch Tower for KHAA (Resolution) ------------------

    £0.00

    Donations to Watch Tower for TOAA (Resolution) ------------------

    £375.00

    Kingdom Hall operation and maintenance ----------------------------

    £4,235.16

    Hire of coach for convention --------------------------------------------

    £1,900.00

    Circuit overseer and visiting speaker expenses ---------------------

    £341.78

    Donations to circuit accommodation committee ---------------------

    £0.00

    Donations to hospital liaison committee ------------------------------

    £0.00

    Donations to Mid-Glam No. 1 circuit -----------------------------------

    £1,065.00

    Other payments

    1) RBC Expenses ---------------------------------------------------------

    £35.19

    2) Legal fees ---------------------------------------------------------------

    £100.00

    3) Pioneer expenses -----------------------------------------------------

    £300.00

    4) Sound equipment -----------------------------------------------------

    £369.98

    5) Estate agent fees -----------------------------------------------------

    £120.00

    6) Chubb -------------------------------------------------------------------

    £14.64

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    From 10 months ago....

    GoneAwol: Some more kingdumb halls listed for sale in uk. Wondrous contraction is now taking place....

    http://www.richardbaddeley.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/FOR-SALE-KINGDOM-HALL.pdf

    Kingdom Hall, Knowles Road, Llandudno, LL30 2LG

    darkspilver: Presumed SOLD - no longer listed on estate agent's website

    I was only listing the Kingdom Halls currently on sale - NOT those that have already been sold

    Now...

    Interesting... according to the date in the above link, it was on sale from January 2014 when it was listed for £120,000

    Now it has turned up for auction on 25 October 2017 - with a guide price of only £55,000-plus

    https://www.sdlauctions.co.uk/property/15297/commercial-property-for-auction-llandudno/

    According to the following website it appears that it was last sold in 2003 for £54,500

    http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/data/ppi/transaction/9DDFAF00-D72E-4CD9-A50A-1B10396A877B/current

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    what a fucking dump.

  • redvip2000
    redvip2000
    Kingdom Halls everywhere for sale .apparent cut back on new KH`s to be built contradicting the statement a couple of years ago that hundreds more KH`s are needed urgently.

    Of course they are needed....somewhere else. That is the scam.

    Congregation doesn't owe anything on a hall? Join two congregations, then sell one of the halls..... money goes in to Org's pocket. About 2 years later, it seems that congregation is again too big, time to buy/build a second hall. Now, the org lends money to the congregation, build the hall. Now congregation divides, time to pay the Org for the loan. Now wait a years and propose to join congregations again, and repeat the whole thing.

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