Commercial property

Swindon church changes hands

Written by Peter Davison.

The Kingdom HallThe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Swindon has been sold to Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ, in a deal brokered by commercial property agents Kilpatrick & Co.

The place of worship, a single storey building 1,692 sq ft, situated on Seymour Road in the Walcot district of Swindon consisted of a large meeting hall (sanctuary) complete with a raised pulpit, two offices/stores, a kitchen, lobby/cloakroom with toilets and entrance lobby.

The outside of the property was paved with gated access, partly enclosed by a brick wall with room for two or three car parking spaces.

Daniel Pitt, Kilpatrick & Co’s Office Manager said, "We are very pleased that the sale has now completed after many months of planning, preparation and patience.

"Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ have already made plans to have their first opening service on April 13 and we were very grateful to them for their patience during the process.

"On a personal note, as a Christian myself it is nice to think that the building will continue to be used as a place of worship and house of prayer and I wish them Godspeed for all they do in the future."