Lewisham CAP Debt Centre

For some time now, GCB has wanted to open a CAP debt centre to serve our local community and to help those struggling with debt. 

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Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an amazing charity that has been serving the poor for many years, and particularly those trapped in debt. It was set up in 1996 by a group of people inspired by their faith in Jesus Christ.

You can find out more about CAP here

Excitingly, Mel and Ruth (our debt centre managers) will be able to complete their training online, so we will be able to get the centre started before the end of 2020. You can hear more from them in the little film to the right.

To get this project off the ground, we are partnering together with other local churches and, God willing, we will be able to start a new Christians Against Poverty Debt centre in Lewisham this Autumn.

We have began to prepare for this by putting budgets, plans and lists together of what we might need, but first of all we would like to start by praying together as a community and sharing with everyone about who we are and why we are doing it.

With that in mind, we invite you to do the following...

1. Please join us in prayer. If you are interested in this project please join with us for a monthly (Zoom) prayer meeting to pray for the work of CAP and plans for the Lewisham Debt centre.  Contact Mel or Ruth to ask for details of the next meeting, or find the details via the GCB calendar on this website.

2. Volunteer with us  

If you are interested in volunteering and you are an active member of a local church, please get in touch. You can help either through regular prayer, putting care packages together, befriending or offering to take people shopping or other needs that might arise. Please email us on  and we will get back to you about next steps.

Praise God for this great opportunity to help people get out of debt and to share the love of Jesus.

Isaiah 58:9-12

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;

    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,

    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry

    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness,

    and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you always;

    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land

    and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

    like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins

    and will raise up the age-old foundations;

you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,

    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.