A CHURCH in Wem will help people make their money go further by holding a free financial advice session.

Members of Wem Baptist Church wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

Now they are offering the short course, with the aim of putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure.

Money coach Graham Joynes will be leading the sessions, and he says it will help be take control of their income.

"With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income," said Graham.

"We've all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times.

"If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family."

Wem Baptist Church is one of more than 1,000 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who are regularly offering the course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

The CAP Money Course has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between.

Graham added: "We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take control rather than relying on guess work so they can plan for the future and weather the storm."

The next course takes place in the church hall in Chapel Street, Wem, starting at 12.30pm on March 11.