Joint Public Issues Team article on impact of Universal Credit

Chloe JonesCircuit News

Mark Twain said, β€œIt ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.”
Perhaps he was thinking of these words from Proverbs:

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
β€” Proverbs 31:8-9

Or this from Jesus:

Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

The Joint Public Issues Team have written an article about the impact of Universal Credit which you can read here.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help at a space at LMC which will offer IT access and pastoral support to those who are moving onto Universal Credit. If you feel you can help in any way, even making a cup of tea please contact the Circuit Office at or Rev Mark Pengelly at