Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. 

CAP works with the local church

CAP works with the church to bring good news, hope and freedom.

Christians Against Poverty can help people who are feeling the weight of debt, struggling to find work, battling addictions or just need a bit of help budgeting. 

There is a network of over 40 CAP services across Northern Ireland providing free Debt Help, Job Clubs, Release Groups and Life Skills. Always through the Church. Always hope.

To find your nearest Debt Centre, Job Club, Release Group or Life Skills just use the postcode search on CAP’s website here or call CAP free on 0800 328 0006

CAP and the local Church

CAP is here to serve and equip your church to reach out to the poor and hurting of your community. By partnering with CAP, your church has the opportunity to demonstrate God’s love in action. Whether you choose to help people become debt free, find employment, be released from addictions or gain vital life skills your church will bring hope and good news to some of the most marginalised people in your community.

CAP has grown into a movement of thousands of Christians and churches – will you join with CAP today, as we stand united against poverty in our nation?

Within the Diocese of Down and Dromore the following parishes are involved in the work of CAP. 

Debt Help

The parishes of Magheralin & Dollingstown and Shankill lead the Lurgan Debt Centre. The Belfast Central Debt Centre is based in Willowfield and Christ Church Primacy leads the Bangor Debt Centre.

Job Clubs

The parish of Willowfield runs the Willowfield Job Club as does Killicomaine Community Church.

Release Groups

The parish of St Clements runs the Templemore Release Group.

Life Skills

The parish of Mount Merrion in Cregagh runs Mount Merrion Life Skills and the parish of Seapatrick runs Banbridge Life Skills. Killicomaine Community Church also runs Life Skills. 

The rectors of the above churches would be happy to speak with you about their experience of CAP but in the first instance please contact:

CAP Northern Ireland Email:

Phone:  028 9527 7964

Address: 103–113 Ravenhill Road, Belfast, BT4 2DH