Keen to publicise his new church debt centre, a rector arranged to meet with his local MP – who happened to be David Cameron.
The Chipping Norton Benefice where the Reverend James Kennedy serves is within the Prime Minister’s constituency of Witney in Oxfordshire.
The pair later had 15 minutes together where he explained that Chipping Norton was one of 18 church debt centres that CAP is opening in March to help some of the very poorest families in the UK.
The Rev Kennedy said: ‘It was a good meeting in which we were able to raise his awareness of CAP’s work generally as well as locally, and to pray with him. He also said he’d ask someone in his policy team to be in touch.’
David Cameron later wrote thanking him for taking the time to see him. He said: ‘I welcome the important role that organisations like Christians Against Poverty (CAP) play in our community. CAP has an impressive record of helping people to get debt free and stay debt free.
‘From the minute people approach CAP, they are guided and supported through every big financial decision so that they can pay off their debts and plan for a better future.’