While Scientology shrinks, its 'Ideal Orgs' pretend they are booming - 2019-06-16
How big was Old Saint Hill? Scientology published at least two versions of this booklet with photos and statistics of the East Grinstead, England org while L. Ron Hubbard was living there from 1965-1967, with a brief trip to Rhodesia in the middle. Hubbard fled England for life on the sea in 1967, but Scientologists hold up Old Saint Hill as the standard for a booming org. Creating an Ideal Org today is great as a first step, but making it Saint Hill Size is a higher standard. It's a requirement for the Universe Corps to arrive and process staff members on the OT levels.
Scientology doesn't publish a list of Saint Hill Size orgs. In 1988 they announced that Orange County and Advanced Org Los Angeles made the cut. In 2004 Johannesburg org was announced as Saint Hill Size, but it promptly collapsed as the Sea Org leadership declared dozens of staff and publics to be SPs. Today we think there are only two — Los Angeles org and Tampa. One org recently announced they will be Saint Hill Size by the end of the year — Melbourne.