Tuesday 11 June 2013
Written bySINEAD HOLLAND
DUNMOW'S Jehovah's Witnesses are inviting residents to an open day at their newly-completed Kingdom Hall in Stortford Road, Little Canfield.
Takeely resident and spokesman for the congregation Mark Burland said: "Jehovah's Witnesses have had a congregation in Dunmow for over 20 years. However, during this time we have had to use rented halls to meet for worship.
"On June 5, we completed construction of a new centre for worship - or Kingdom Hall - for Jehovah's Witnesses on Stortford Road, Little Canfield.
"The work was completed by over 200 volunteers, many from the local congregation but also with help from as far away Oxford and South London – and even one from Malawi. The work was funded completely by voluntary donations.
"Since the project has benefited from the co-operation of so many in the communities of Little Canfield, Dunmow and Takeley we are delighted to be able to open our doors for a public open day on Saturday June 29.
"Entry on this day, as it is on all occasions when the hall is in use, will be free - no collections are taken. Information about the project and it's history, a tour and light refreshments will be provided."
The event runs from 10am to 4pm.