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Pastoral care organisational membership

Pastoral care membership

Pastoral care organisational membership

We offer two types of pastoral care organisational membership:

  • Pastoral care organisational member – for organisations that offer pastoral care services, e.g. befriending, mentoring, listening helpline, pregnancy crisis service
  • Pastoral care organisational member (church) – for churches that are committed to developing and sustaining their ministry of pastoral care


  • Belonging to a UK wide ecumenical organisation committed to good practice in pastoral care, sharing collective wisdom and supporting and encouraging one another.
  • When membership is in date, organisational members can display “an organisational member of ACC” and their membership badge on their website.
  • Access to help and advice when needed.
  • Where offering services to members of the public can advertise on ACC’s Find an Organisation directory.
  • Access to members-only resources on ACC’s website.
  • Access to the accord journal and access to members only area of the website for further articles, policies and information.
  • Access to facilitated online pastoral support groups for pastoral carers (subject to an additional charge), with specific preparatory training available.
  • Discount on ACC events (for one named person per event).
  • Free access for staff and volunteers to members forums.
  • Free advertising of up to 5 events per calendar year where they are relevant for ACC memberships (for example, training, retreats).
  • Free advertising of paid roles on ACC website and via email to members.


You will need to follow ACC’s Guidelines for Good Practice in Pastoral Care, accept our Statement of Faith and agree to membership Terms and Conditions.

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