When Underhill was built in 1936 large retaining walls were needed on the North & West  side of the building to hold back the earth from the gardens of Woodfall Avenue and our  neighbour in Elton Avenue.

Over the last 10 years cracks had begun appearing in these retaining walls and more recently significant movement of the structure had enlarged these cracks to the extent that we needed to take action.

The cost of the restoration was considerable but with generous Donations from Church Members, Friends of the Church, Grants & Loans we were able to go forward in faith and the work was begun.

The Interest Free Loans were given to cover outstanding costs BUT these will have to be repaid at some stage so we do need to continue with our “FUNDRAISING” efforts.


Our ON-GOING Fundraising Challenge

Further events will be arranged in 2014 to raise funds in order to pay off loans for the Project …. YOUR ideas are still welcome!

Quiz Supper - TBA later in the year?

Recycling of Inkjet Cartridges ....  Recycle Box in the Church

EBay Project .... Have you ANYTHING we could sell for you as your Donation to the Church? WE WILL ARRANGE EVERYTHING!

Conversion of your precious old Vinyl LP’s to CD 6 per record!

Sell your Skills for a small fee .... Teach another Cooking, sewing, Crafts, Computer, Music, Dance etc

Parable of the Talents .... Invest 5 and make it grow.


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 Total Project Cost .... 73,580 Including VAT  and Surveyor Costs

Last Update: 24/11/2013

What’s happening? (Walls Project TIMELINE)

April 2014 Front Garden Terrace wall built - now ready for Planning and Re-planting reay for Spring/Summer  

March 2014 Project signed off with a 6mths Warranty Period

January 2014 Waiting the good weather to Complete/Sign Off
the Project

October/November  Main works completed

July-August & September  The Main Work will be carried out!

June 2013 Walls Renovation Work to begin on 10th June

May 2013 Contractor chosen=Seymour Developments Ltd, price including VAT agreed (See Targets below); 1st Site Meeting with Contractor on 30th May

February 2013 We have sought financial assistance from the LBA and praise God the response has been favourable.

04/02/13 We have agreed that Laurence proceeds to tender with 3 contractors for the specification(s) drawn up to date.

We should have costs back within a month and may be able to commence construction in April / May assuming funding available.

24/01/13 Proposed Construction Drawings approved by UBC

17/01/13 Initial Drawings/Quote received from 1st Builder

January 2013  Loans & Grants being applied for!

09/12/12  Official “Fund Raising” Project Launch Date

October 2012  Laurence Goodman a structural engineer from Sage Design Services was appointed to oversee the project

CURRENT FUND TOTAL - 43,741 Incl’g 5,250 Grant from LBA …. The remainder HAS been covered by Interest Free Loan(s)

Project Costings

If you feel able to donate to this Project , please send Cheques payable to “Underhill Baptist Church” at 42 Elton Avenue, Barnet, EN5 2EA (Special envelopes for your gift towards the fund are also available at the Church)

PLEASE consider Gift Aiding your Donation

if you are a Tax Payer

Do pray with us that God’s work will continue on this site in the years to come!

Thank you.

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Restoring The Walls Project (June 2013 - April 2014)

Barn Dance Photos 23rd March 2013.pdf


UBC Walls Project Progress

A  B



A=Total Project Cost

B=Interest Free Loans

C=Gifts/Fund Raising
D=Grants Given




That’s an Amazing 59% of the Total Project Cost raised!

(Last Update 24/11/13)