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This Kelowna church can be yours for just under $3 million

This Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses is up for sale for $2.95 million.

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kelowna’s Glenmore Valley is up for sale.

The hall is almost 5,500 square feet and sits on 1.3 acres of land at the corner of Glenmore and Kane Roads (although it’s street address is actually 1880 Dallas Rd.). That asking price is $2.95 million.

This is not a sign of hard times for the church, according an email statement from Jehovah’s Witnesses spokesman Paul Andersen.

“Rather than being in decline, the number of people attending our Kingdom Halls continues to grow,” he wrote. “In Kelowna, there are approximately 10% more individuals who attend our meetings compared to 2017. This increase is part of a global trend.”

There are 1,115 members in nine congregations in Kelowna and West Kelowna, he wrote.

As the church accommodates growth, some buildings are being renovated, others sold and some new ones built. Last year, 10 new halls were built in Canada with another nine planned for this year. Another 28 had or will have major renovations, Andersen wrote. He did not say how many were sold in Canada.

“The most effective way to accommodate the growth in Kelowna is to expand the use of our existing three Kingdom Halls in the city,” Andersen wrote. “This will allow us to serve the changing dynamics of the Kelowna community, with weekly meetings being conducted in English, Tagolog, and Iloko.”

The church was built in 1980, according to B.C. Assessment, and was valued at $2.4 million, with most of that - $1.936 million – being the land.

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