Bower House and Bower Farm
Our Future FTTL Campus
Bower House was purchased in 2005 and currently accommodates Amana Trust and the Full Time Training in London (FTTL) as well as the church in London office. Bower House was originally a large private residence but was developed in the twentieth century into a residential training centre. By using the current bedrooms and classrooms and installing a large 700-seater, tent we have been able to use Bower House for twelve years as a gathering point for the many radio listeners, Bible recipients, saints and seekers in the UK and all over Europe through day seminars, weekend retreats, conferences, and one-week trainings. The attendees of these times not only receive an infusion of truth but also become connected with the other saints for their ongoing shepherding. However, the regular need has gone beyond the capacity of the current facilities.
Therefore, the goal in the coming years is to develop this property in a more dedicated way for the future of FTTL, the Full-Time Training in London, which trains the European young people for a duration of two years. Europe is more than twice the size of the United States and FTTA, the Full-time Training in Anaheim, now has approximately 370 full-time trainees. We anticipate that the FTTL will grow as FTTA has.
To accommodate this growth, we have now purchased the 7-acre Bower Farm, the adjacent property to Bower House. Together, these two properties constitute 17 acres of land surrounded by roads, farms, and country parks. The farm has 750 square metres (8000 square feet) of farm buildings that, because of the changes in planning legislation, have potential to be converted into residential dwellings (20 plus bedrooms). It would also provide two more entrances to the Bower property.
Slides of Bower House