Stevenage’s Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate worship hall’s makeover and invite public to come along

PUBLISHED: 09:24 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:24 11 September 2015

Volunteers celebrate finishing work on the hall in Stevenage.

Volunteers celebrate finishing work on the hall in Stevenage.

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Worshippers at Stevenage’s Kingdom Hall are celebrating a makeover – and inviting everyone to come along and see what’s changed.

The new hall complete with new chairs.The new hall complete with new chairs.

The Vardon Road Jehovah’s Witnesses base has been completely renovated and chairman of the Stevenage Central congregation Richard Smith said: “Everyone is warmly invited to come and see for themselves the work that has taken place.

“There are a lot of questions about Jehovah’s Witnesses – this is an opportunity to come and see the hall to put your mind at rest and to see what is here.”

The work has included a complete interior decoration including painting, varnishing, tiling, a new carpet and new chairs.

The outside of the building has also been refreshed with painting of the woodwork, a new sign and a complete new wood effect at the front and back.

The main hall before the work was finished.The main hall before the work was finished.

Richard, who has been part of the church all his life, said: “The work has all been done by willing unpaid volunteers, both locally from the three congregations in Stevenage and others from congregations further afield.

“The old hall had become a bit worn out and needed a revamping which we managed to do with everyone’s help.”

The hall to the Oval Community Centre was built in 1998.

There will be no preaching on the day but anyone interested in the religion can speak to congregation members about its teachings.

The outside of the building in Sleaps Hyde has also had a facelift.The outside of the building in Sleaps Hyde has also had a facelift.

The hall will be open from 12noon to 3pm on Saturday. To find out more call 01438 759773.

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