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New face at Norwich debt counselling centre

Christians Against Poverty has announced that John Graver is to lead the team, based at Surrey Chapel, Botolph Street, Norwich in the work to help people escape overwhelming personal debts. 

CAPJohnGraverJohn (pictured, right) replaces Chris Murphy who has stepped down after a three year stint as leader. Over the three years which the centre has been running there has been a significant number of people who have found freedom from unmanageable debt, and John will be working closely with Naomi Rankin to bring light into peoples' darkness.

The Norwich centre is one of 280 all across the UK, giving face-to-face help to some of Britain’s most desperate and isolated people, a third of whom describe themselves as suicidal.  The Norwich centre has helped many, individuals, couples and families become debt free in the three years it has been running.

The majority of people are trapped into debt by job loss, pay cuts, illness or relationship breakdown – times which are difficult enough without financial hardship.

John said “the great thing about CAP’s free service is that it is available to everyone – regardless of age, gender, faith or background. So, if you know things are out of control and you’re stressed, missing meals or sleep, please ring  0800 328 0006.”

John will visit people in their homes bringing them hope and reassurance face-to-face with the award-winning non-judgemental service, he has been involved in Pastoral Ministry for more than 35 years and is well placed to come alongside people who are struggling in order to give them hope and a way out of debt.

Find out more about CAP at or call 0800 328 0006

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