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Through the 'Jesus Fellowship Community Trust' the Jesus Fellowship own a considerable amount of property throughout the country. The majority of the properties owned are situated in the towns and village surrounding the groups headquarters, New Creation Farm, on the outskirts of the Northamptonshire village of Nether Heyford.

Property includes and number of farms and sizable amount of farming land including Vineyard Farmhouse in Church Stowe and Plough Hall Farm in Warwickshire. Bugbrooke Chapel (originally a Baptist Chapel) and its nearby manse. The recently opened Jesus Centre in Coventry (formerly a garage), and the soon to be converted former Cannon/Savoy cinema in Northampton town centre

Other property owned by the group, and home to many of the community members include large country houses and former stately homes: New Creation Hall (formerly Bugbrooke Hall) in Bugbrooke, Cornhill Manor in Pattishall, (formerly a hotel), Honeycombe Grange near Weedon, Sheepfold Grange in nearby Upper Stowe, a former vicarage in Flore, Festal Grange in Pattishall and Cornerstone Hall in Birmingham.

In addition to these, the group also owns a large number of houses in the villages surrounding their headquarters, and many sizable houses scattered within towns and cities throughout the country, in some cases adjoining properties have been purchased to create larger community houses.

Business premises are also owned for many of the groups own enterprises, the majority of the larger premises are based close to the huge Goodness Foods warehouse on the South March Industrial Estate in Daventry. Other business premises owned include a number of shops for the groups enterprises, whilst other shops are owned and let by the group for additional income.

In recent years, the group have purchased the premises for their Jesus Centre's, but have also closed and sold at least one community house in Stockport, a new house in Coventry is currently being set-up following an increase in members in the City since the Jesus Centre opened. Other recent property sales include the sale of converted barns at Vineyard Farm in Church Stowe.



The purchase of Bugbrooke Hall, and plans for alterations.

11/04/1974 : HALL AND GROUNDS GOING ON OFFER

15/06/1974 : BUGBROOKE HALL SOLD TO JESUS FELLOWSHIP

20/06/1974 : PROSPECTIVE BUYERS FOR THE BUGBROOKE HALL

20/06/1974 : PURCHASE OF HALL WELCOMED

13/07/1974 : JESUS FELLOWSHIP SEEKS A 60,000 LOAN FOR HALL

08/01/1976 : YOU CAN'T RAISE THE ROOF, COUNCIL TELLS THE JESUS PEOPLE

04/02/1976 : TO RAISE, OR NOT TO RAISE THE ROOF

28/09/1976 : 'RAISING ROOF' REFUSAL IS UPHELD

The purchase of the Cornhill Hotel near Pattishall.

29/11/1978 : THE JESUS PEOPLE BUY 200,000 HOTEL

04/12/1978 : TREASURE ON EARTH

Plans for a graveyard within the grounds of Cornhill Manor.

07/02/1989 : SECT LAUNCHES GRAVEYARD PLAN

Vineyard Farm barn conversion granted planning permission.

14/03/2001 : BARNES HOMES

Sheepfold Grange commune denied planning permission. (despite it having been a community household for decades!)

15/06/2000 : CHRISTIAN CULTS COMMUNE PLAN IS THROWN OUT

A Bugbrooke resident asks for Bugbrooke Chapel to be returned to the villagers.

13/07/2000 : LETTERS PAGE - CAN VILLAGE'S OLD CHAPEL BE RESTORED TO US NOW?