About Barnet Churches Action
In 2013, Barnet Churches Action was established as a non-profit-making company and registered charity to manage the Valley Centre on the Dollis Valley estate, on behalf of Churches Together for Chipping Barnet (CTfCB). In April 2014, BCA formally took over the running of the centre, when all contracts, legal responsibilities and commitments were transferred.
During that time, BCA was in negotiation for the lease of the new community centre, which was being built as part of the Dollis Valley regeneration project, with London Borough Barnet, London & Quadrant Housing Association and Countryside Properties.
The company successfully moved into the new premises at Hope Corner Community Centre in January 2016.
BCA continues to develop and extend its services to the local community on Dollis Valley and the surrounding area of the Underhill Ward.
To advance the Christian religion primarily but not exclusively in Chipping Barnet through promoting pastoral work for the benefit of the public and to enlighten others about the Christian religion.
The charity will fulfil this mission statement
– By providing benefit and support to the residents of Chipping Barnet and the neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions
– By associating with local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, improve opportunities for employment and occupational advancement, and provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time with the objective of improving the conditions of life for residents.
– By helping to relieve the financial hardship among people living or working in Chipping Barnet by providing services which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means.