By Queen Esther
Circuit Overseer class at Bethel "Mill Hill"
Left side first is GB Brother Barba! A friend-sister met him by a New York Bethel visit, she got alot pictures
That picture is from the past ~ Bro. Barba is now in Heaven by the others from NY.
By Jack Ryan
2019 BRD Newsletter
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By Jack Ryan
Jehovah's Witnesses in a 1968 interview _Armageddon and 1975_ London Watchtower rep speaks to BBC.mp4
By Bible Speaks
Closing of the Bethel of London and opening of the new Bethel in Chelmsford
We are pleased to inform you that a new and exciting exhibition is now open for visitors in our Installations In Mill Hill. This new feature will take you on a journey through the history of witnesses in great Britain and Ireland. It includes material that will strengthen your faith and undoubtedly increase your appreciation for being part of the wonderful organization of Jehovah. - Ps. 144: 15.
News: the new facilities at Chelmsford will not include a printer and will discontinue the printing at Mill Hill at the end of March 2018. So if you want to see the printing pressesÂ we invite you to visit as soon as possible.
The Accelerated speed of new news in our organization makes us look forward to all kinds of communiquÃ©s as you can see, there will be no printing of publications in London.
When they announced the new branch, they said it was necessary because the production of magazines is expanding and Britain is the key Bethel for the production of magazines. That was just a couple of years ago they said that.
Literature comes from Germany now. It's the center of Europe. Sent to London (soon Chelmsford) and distributed from there. The single page brochuresÂ will be used much more now.Â
By Jack Ryan
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By The Librarian
Jehovah’s Witnesses sale to watch out for
The Jehovah’s Witnesses is considering a sale of the majority of its UK property portfolio.
The organisation, which has nearly 8m followers across the world and is undertaking a similar exercise in the US, is asking for expressions of interest for 29 freehold properties around Mill Hill in north London, NW7.
They are formally being marketed by the International Bible Students Association – the registered charity which deals with property, personnel management and magazine distribution for JW in Britain.
The properties are generally located in strong residential areas and interest is expected from residential developers and investors, retirement and care home providers, and hotel companies.
IBSA was not prepared to put a value on the portfolio but its most recent accounts for the year ended 31 August 2014 reported total fixed assets of £73m. However, a sale would be expected to generate proceeds in excess of that figure.
Primary assets include Watch Tower House, a 103,334 sq ft mixed-use building on an eight-acre plot which includes 175 studio or one-bedroom flats for IBSA staff. The building is used to publish magazines The Watchtower and Awake!, which JW said had a combined distribution of 117m copies a year and were the two most widely distributed magazines in the world.
IBSA House, a 201,285 sq ft building on a five-acre plot which serves as the religious group’s main offices, is also included. The site has planning approval for a further 34,445 sq ft of offices. The phasing of the sale is under review but is expected by 2021 at the latest as the organisation moves to its new purpose-built centre in Chelmsford, Essex. However, IBSA said offices could be quickly vacated if investors requested.
IBSA is in the process of appointing an advisor for the residential sites but will use its own in-house property team to market the bulk of the portfolio, which will be officially launched later this month.
Its US branch has also separately put up for sale three residential blocks in Brooklyn, New York, 11-storey 107 Columbia Heights, 69 Adams, by the Manhattan Bridge, and The Towers at 21 Clark Street, formerly the 1920s era Leverich Towers Hotel, and sold 124 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn. It is moving to Warwick, New York state.
Steve Canning, of IBSA’s London Real Estate Team, said: “We have been contacted by various developers but as a charity we have to go to the market to decide how we can progress.”
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The Jehovah’s Witnesses is selling 29 properties including:
• Watch Tower House, a 103,334 sq ft mixed-use building with residential redevelopment potential in Mill Hill, NW7
• IBSA House, a 201,285 sq ft office building with residential redevelopment potential in Mill Hill
• 138 flats and 11 detached houses across six sites in Edgware, Middlesex; Barnet, NW7; and Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
• Two office and warehouse complexes (52,743 sq ft and 47,361 sq ft) in Borehamwood (above, Manor Point)
• A two-storey 2,475 sq ft office building in Manor Way, Borehamwood
• 300-seat seminar facility, NW7
In the UK the Society appears to be selling all its properties that currently house Bethelites... AND .. the facilities used to print 117 million Watchtowers and Awakes a year.
Plans include installing mimeograph machines on the Literature Carts so they can be printed on an as-needed basis when the Cart Attendants are not busy explaining deep theological concepts to the crowds - Contributed