Credit Unions

The diocese works with all the credit unions who, between them, cover the entire diocese. For details of your local credit union see below. All our local credit unions are keen to recruit local champions and will provide the appropriate training and support.

To find your local credit union visit www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk    

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Our work with credit unions is joint with TCT in the Black Country

In other parts of the diocese we work with

School Banks

We have supporting credit unions opening school banks for young savers, with the assistance of their local church. All the material is available here.

Weddings

When couples book their wedding, we have a leaflet to encourage them to save, giving details of their local credit union. Download a copy here or contact tc@lichfield.anglican.org for supplies of our free leaflets.

Funerals

Every week in the Diocese of Lichfield, our clergy and readers take an average over 160 funerals, yet when meeting with family members, people seldom consider how they will meet the funeral and associated costs. According to SunLife’s report Cost of Dying 2014, death-related expenses now average £8,427. One in seven people struggle to afford the funeral they want to give their loved one.

Whilst we all want to encourage people to save towards these inevitable costs, in the Diocese of Lichfield, we are looking to support people who find themselves needing to borrow at a time of great vulnerability.

In Walsall, we have worked with our local credit union, who can provide a funeral loan, details of which can be found here.