Just as Jesus supposedly walked the hills of England, so thinks the PCG that Shakespeare might have walked the hallowed grounds of Edstone - as if any PCG student or member would read the pagan Shakespeare's possessed writings!
The Philadelphia Church of God has now made it official that they bought the property in England in order to establish another Herbert W Armstrong "college." Rumors have been swirling around for a while now abort the PCG looking into buying property in the UK.
The PCG cult had hoped to buy the former Bricket Wood campus of Ambassador College. That fell through when local zoning ordinances stopped the current developer from building condo's and restricted the sale of the mansion and other buildings.
The PCG was not happy that word had slipped out that they were negotiating with millions of dollars of tithe money for this property. Now they have admitted that they have bought a new property that we previously reported about here:
Gerald Flurry Cult Buying Edstone Hall in England In Order To Start Another "college"
Gerald Flurry's Edstone House UK Financial Boondoggle
The PCG News has this to say today about how their god has been working behind the scenes on making this property available to them. Just like the printing press and jet airplanes, this house apparently was built in 1939 to be specifically bought by Gerald Flurry in the end times.
It will be interesting to see how the neighborhood react to having an American cult in their midst that is going to be staffed by the elite of the Edmond compound.EDMOND—The Philadelphia Church of God officially purchased a new campus in England on November 12. United Kingdom/Europe Regional Director Brad Macdonald received the keys today from a Sotheby’s real estate agent, marking the official closing of the deal and opening of a new chapter for the Church’s work in Britain and Europe.
The estate will serve as a new location for the Church’s regional office in England. A handful of students from Herbert W. Armstrong College will also travel to England to support the Church’s work in the region.
Edstone Hall, a 24,000-square-foot mansion in the Warwickshire countryside, contains more than 30 rooms. Built in 1939 in the art deco style, the building has an oak double-door entrance into a stained glass vestibule, stone mullion windows, stone fireplaces, balconies, a 5,500-square-foot Georgian cellar, a Cotswold stone roof and a detached garage. The 22-acre campus sits among the meadows about 4 miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The parkland surrounding the hall includes meadows, pastures and woodland including mature oak and beech trees, as well as walking paths, gardens and a cedar of Lebanon; it also overlooks a large pond. The property also includes planning permissions for a 10,000-square-foot additional building, and an indoor swimming pool and a leisure complex.
“I believe God has long been preparing Edstone for His Church,” Mr. Macdonald said. “Edstone is ideal for the pcg—a perfect combination of majesty and functionality. It’s dignified and impressive, yet practical and sensible.”
PCG members will soon be able to look forward to mass appeals for more offerings and financial donations towards the upkeep of this financial boondoggle. As the PCG shrinks in membership money is also starting to shrink. How long will it be till either Edmond or Edstone is closed down and sold to the Catholic Church or Scientology?Assistant dean of students Eric Burns announced on October 29 that 11 Herbert W. Armstrong College students and graduates from Edmond—Christopher Eames, Jessie Hester, Samuel Livingston, Kiall Lorenz, Brooke Davis, Victoria Lancaster, Nick Irwin, Emmanuel Michels, Kaitlin Eames, Anya Trietsch, Paris Turgeon—will transfer to Edstone to serve in the pcg office for the spring semester.
UK office staff and contractors are currently renovating Edstone Hall, updating fixtures and appliances, and installing new flooring, partition walls, paint and a computer network. pcg chief operations officer Andrew Locher said the technology should increase website performance, create a secure connection to the Church’s headquarters campus, and facilitate broadcast production.
Meanwhile, the Church’s regional office operations will move from a 900-square-foot facility in the Northampton town center to approximately 5,000 square feet in Edstone Hall devoted to office space.
You can read the propaganda piece here: PCG Gains New Campus In Britian