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Mounting debts,
family arguments,
too much on my credit card,
court orders,
threats of bailiffs.

Just struggling to cope
with my money

Where can I turn?
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Are you struggling with debt?


Debt has become a huge issue in the last few years. If you are struggling with debt then remember:

  • You will be one of a number in your street or neighbourhood.
  • At Christ Church we want to give what support we can.
  • There are a number of agencies to help or advise you so do not struggle alone if you are not sure of how to tackle your problem.

What can Moneywise Christ Church do to help me?


All Moneywise volunteers have been on special training to provide meaningful help and support for you in coping with and finding a way of resolving debt issues.

Although they are not certificated advisors they can help provide you with valuable resources for budgeting and provide practical support in persisting with the long road to coming out of financial problems. They are also trained to refer people who need professional advice

We also are available to pray with those who ask us to pray for them.

Moneywise clinics or appointments


We have arranged for one of our Christ Church team to be available at 10 am on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Fridays in the Christ Church Café. Come and talk to one of our team and if you want a confidential discussion we have access to a private room for this or on other occasions by appointment. Please telephone the Church Office on 01689 871601 or leave your contact details in the church letterbox for the Moneywise Co-ordinator or email alan@ccorpington.org.

Who are the Christ Church Team and when are they available?


  • Alan Goddard is currently working for CAB and. Available 3rd Friday at 10 am in Café Mosaic.
  • Scott Mckinven has worked on projects for social inclusion and Credit Unions in a Housing Association and. Available 4th Friday at 10 am in Café Mosaic.
  • Andy Lynch has long experience of the banking sector and is available by appointment.


Alan Goddard has worked in Housing management for inner London Boroughs for 23 years and has also worked in Housing Benefit and Council Tax. He currently works 2 days a week for Orpington Citizens Advice Bureau and has had wide experience of dealing with debt problems.

"Helping someone who cannot see a way forward for their difficulties, is one of the most satisfying aspects of my job at CAB".

Andy Lynch has worked in the banking industry for 27 years, the past 8 of which have been spent in Credit roles making lending decisions for corporate customers. He is currently Head of Credit for Clydesdale Bank for the South of England, a role covering lending to both personal and non personal clients.

"Making the initial decision to lend is only the start of the process - invariably things don't go to plan, for either personal or corporate clients. Getting involved in the process of identifying problems, and helping to find a solution that works for everyone, has always been an area that offers greatest challenge, but also satisfaction - if all goes well, then you end up with a feeling that you've made a real difference."

Scott McKinven has worked for a number of Housing Associations on a wide range of projects focusing on social inclusion. He has helped develop a number of Credit Unions, which provide affordable loans. Currently, he is active in bringing Credit Union Services into the Borough of Bromley. Available 4th Friday at 10 am in Café Mosaic.


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Fridays at 10am in Café
1st, 3rd, 4th Fridays

telephone (01689) 871601 /
email alan@ccorpington.org
for an appointment


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contacts-

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

309A High Street
Orpington. BR6 0NN
01689 827732 or 01689 874185

Bromley Council

Housing Benefit
Council tax benefit
Council tax
020 8464 3333

Credit Union

020 8778 4738

Age Concern Bromley

020 8315 1850

Job Centre Plus

0800 055 6688
Bromley : 020 8271 5000

Samaritans

08457 90 90 90

Consumer Credit Counselling Service

0800 027 4995 Mon–Fri 8am to 8pm
The UK's leading debt charity offers free online "Debt Remedy" tool as well as confidential telephone support.

Relate

020 8315 1999