CAP Bognor Debt Centre – Partnership
In partnership with other local churches, we help run CAP Bognor Debt, a project that helps local people struggling with debt.
If you need debt support, you can call your local debt centre for free on 0800 238 0006.
The CAP Partnership Story
As Methodist churches in the Bognor area, Bognor Regis, Felpham and Westergate Methodist Churches have partnered with five other churches in the area to fund a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt centre for the area.
In Summer 2022, after a period of change and transition following the pandemic, we felt God challenging us to be ready to look outward and support our community. Just as we did, the opportunity to partner with other local churches in re-establishing CAP Bognor came up, and it felt like God’s perfect timing and an opportunity not to be missed. In December 2022 the partnership began, followed by a launch celebration in March 2023 where representatives from the partner churches came together to celebrate the launch of CAP Bognor and pray for the CAP Bognor team.
We are excited and feel privileged to be part of this partnership which will help tackle poverty and debt in our local community, and bring opportunities to bring people into Christian community and discover the love of God we can know in Jesus.
Photos from the CAP Bognor launch event – March 2023
What is CAP?
CAP have a vision to release people from poverty through their award-winning programme of debt counselling and community groups.
They work to equip and empower local churches to demonstrate the love of God practically, enabling them to reach their communities with the message of the gospel whilst tackling poverty head on.
CAP Bognor will run a debt centre which will take on clients needing debt recovery support, walking with them to manage budgets, repay debts, and become financially stable. Connected to the centre, will also run a CAP Life Skills group.
What does our partnership look like?
We have committed to support this work for an initial period of two years, which includes:
- share with the other partner churches in giving strategic oversight to the project.
- praying regularly for the work of CAP Bognor.
- support the work of CAP Bognor by helping recruit ‘befrienders’ from our congregations.
- support the project financially.
There are six partner churches:
- Saint Wilfrid Parish Church, Bognor Regis
- Kings Gate Church
- Aldwick Baptist Church
- Bognor Vineyard
- The Methodist Churches (Bognor Regis, Felpham, Westergate)
- The Shore – Baptist Church
St Wilfrid Parish Church, Bognor Regis, has committed to be the lead partner, and oversee the operational side of the project.
To support this work financially, download the giving form below.
CAP extra information
More information about Christians Against Poverty.
CAP’s free resources – bite-sized videos on a number of practical resources to help support people and the local community with the stresses of day to day life.