CAP Course

Our church runs free sessions to help people in the Stratford area get on top of their household finances. Members of the Stourdene Benefice wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty.

Now we are offering the short course aimed to putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure. Money coach Katharine Wright, who will be leading the sessions called CAP Money, said: "With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income, we've all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times. If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family."

The Stourdene Benefice is one of more than a thousand churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who are regularly offering the course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

CAP Money has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between. She added: "We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take control rather than relying on guess work so they can plan for the future and weather the storm."

The next courses to take place are:

  • Houndshill Pub, Ettington 7:30pm starting 16th April
  • Forge Cottage, Hockley Lane, Ettington 10:30am starting 17th April

To find out more about CAP Money or to book your place visit or telephone 01789 740308

About Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is a home-grown debt counselling charity which is determined to reduce poverty in the UK caused by debt. It partners its financial expertise with the care of the local church to offer free debt help and a solution to people through 190 debt counselling centres. The fast-growing charity intends to have a debt-counselling CAP centre in 500 towns and cities across the UK by around 2015. For more about CAP see

For further information contact CAP's National PR Manager Marianne Clough or telephone 01274 761924 or find CAP on twitter of Facebook

Activities in the Benefice

Click on the links below for further information

Our CAP team

Nikki Moon
Tel: 01789 740308

Nigel Willis
Tel: 01789 450460

Katharine Melville-Wright
Tel: 01789 450979