Debt and Financial Wellbeing

This page collects together all the conversations, events and projects to do with debt and financial wellbeing.

Conversations

Covid-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami

18 August 2020 by Alison Tsang

Details of our major programme of events in September and October to equip the church to help people who are struggling financially in the wake of Covid-19

No Ordinary Time, No Ordinary Response

17 June 2020 by Tim Thorlby

Tim Thorlby, who runs the first church-founded cleaning company to pay workers a Living Wage, asks how we might rebuild a society post Covid-19 that’s better for our key workers

Being Good News to those struggling with money

23 April 2020 by Alison Tsang by Right Rev Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell

a 25 minute video with Bishop Joanne Grenfell and Alison Tsang, Capital Mass, talking about how churches can respond in this time of financial struggles for many

Listening to God, serving people’s needs

03 February 2020 by Alison Tsang

At St Pauls Hounslow West, listening to God and their community has meant they have grown an extraordinary “ordinary” community cafe, to meet the needs of the parish they serve. Here is the story of it.

Being Brave: Helping church talk about money issues

05 November 2019 by Alison Tsang

When a team from the Hackney Parish came to a session on how they could respond to Universal Credt, it ended up meaning they took a very brave step: Talking about money with the whole congregation- on a Sunday morning!

Events

COVID-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami….SESSION 8 Emergency Funds for those in Need

Wed 7th October 6pm-7pm

Find out how to become an “Acts 435” church so you can give to anyone who’s in desperate financial need

Full details for this event.

COVID-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami…SESSION 7 Navigating Universal Credit

Tuesday 6th October, 11am-12pm

How the church can help people apply for Universal Credit and support those navigating the benefit system

Full details for this event.

COVID-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami…SESSION 6 Helping People Save

Thursday 1st October, 2pm-3pm

Setting up local savings clubs as part of church life, connecting with your local credit union and encouraging a culture of saving

Full details for this event.

COVID-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami… SESSION 5 Avoiding Loan Sharks

Tuesday 29th September, 8pm-9pm

How church can raise awareness of illegal lending and what you can do about it

Full details for this event.

Covid-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami … SESSION 4 Debt and Money Advice

Thursday 24th September, 11am-12pm

Exploring how your church or deanery could offer free debt and money advice at a time when so many are in financial crisis

Full details for this event.

Covid 19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami… SESSION 3 Managing Money

Tuesday 22nd September, 8pm-9pm

how to run budgeting training & money courses in your church & community

Full details for this event.

Covid 19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami … SESSION 2 What the Bible says about money

Thursday 17th September, 6pm-7pm

Join us for a talk from Right Rev Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington on what the bible has to say about how we manage our money, individually and collectively as a society; followed by group discussion

Full details for this event.

Covid 19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami… SESSION 1 Why talk about money?

Wed 16th September, 11am-12pm

Exploring how church can foster a culture of talking about money, and the link between money and our mental health

Full details for this event.

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