In 1969, Emmanuel Zervides (on the left – pictured with a group of guides in Egypt) first conducted informal tours around the British Museum, having been requested to do so in connection with the International Convention. The tours were so popular they have continued ever since.
Then, in 1972, the British Museum granted formal permission to conduct tours at the Museum for Jehovah’s Witnesses and their friends. In the years since, the guide team who worked with Brother Zervides grew to around 25. Many hundreds of thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses and interested ones have benefited from the spiritually upbuilding and instructive tours over the years.
In 2015 sadly Brother Zervides died, but as was his wish the guides who worked with him over the years continued to provide guided tours under the name of Meander Bible Tours Limited and they maintained the same high standard and quality of tour for their spiritual brothers and sisters. Many of the guides volunteering for Meander Bible Tours Limited worked with Emmanuel Zervides for two or three decades, and any new guides were trained to the same high standards.
Magnify Bible Tours CIC Limited was then established by the same guides to produce and administer Bible tours. This was done to establish a non-profit making organisation whereby no director or other individual can take profit or dividend from the company. Any surplus after administering the tours must (by UK law) be passed onto an “asset-locked” organisation such as the London institutions (British Museum, Natural History Museum, British Library etc) and the legal instruments of Jehovah’s organisation.
The information provided on all of our tours continues to be fully based on the Bible and the publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses, although fully researched in other authoritative reference works in order to ensure the highest levels of accuracy.
Magnify’s guides are pleased to conduct tours at the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and elsewhere in London for Jehovah’s Witnesses and their friends, continuing with this work started all those years ago. We are also delighted to be offering ‘Virtual’ tours.
In all cases, the guides are unpaid volunteers – just pleased to share upbuilding scriptural material with fellow servants of Jehovah and interested individuals.