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St Michael’s Underwood – maintenance and upgrading

St Michael’s, Underwood’s village church, a prominent landmark, and a treasured part of the village lives. Built in 1890 because Underwood’s population had grown due to an influx of people associated with coal mining.  


In common with all historic buildings, it has been regularly modified over the years for example:

  • 3 different War Memorials have been added,

  • the heating system has been changed at least twice

  • usable space for community events and performances has been obtained by removing pews on several occasions

We’re grateful to generations of Underwood people who have maintained the church for 132

Our desire is to provide more opportunities for conversation and social support through the renovations and modifications that are planned and to be able to have additional space for regular and incidental hire and public performances.

To make our building ready for the next generation and preserve it for another 100 or so years, we are planning work that includes:

  • an accessible entrance and loos

  • replacing the wooden shingles on the spire,

  • renovating the clock

  • new guttering

  • a new kitchen,

  • new flooring throughout the main area

  • rewiring

  • improvements to lighting inside and outside

  • replacing the wooden benches with chairs to give more comfortable seating adaptable space


The project is costed at over £600,000, which we still need to raise £360,000, much of which we hope to raise through grant applications. If we are successful in raising funds we hope to do the work next year.

Can you join us in our mission to serve the community and support people’s spiritual and emotional wellbeing? Could you help us retain the heritage in our church for future generations?

Email Paul at for more information  or call 07554664831

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