Join or Renew Membership


AHPCC Membership is for Chaplains and Spiritual Care providers of any faith, working in a palliative care unit or related organisation (e.g. day care, hospice at home) in the UK.
Membership is personal, and not transferable. It may be carried over to a new place of work.
The membership year is from January to December. Subscriptions received after October 1 will cover the New Year.

Full or Associate Membership

It is assumed that most Chaplains will elect to be full members.
Associate Membership exists for chaplains who are voluntary, very part‐time (less than 8 hours), or who provide occasional cover.

Benefits of Membership:

Networking and sharing information with like‐minded colleagues throughout the UK
A substantial discount (equal to or greater than the membership fee) on the Annual Conference
Entitlement to attend Regional Group meetings
Access to Members’ area of AHPCC website
Free copies of AHPCC publications as published (Standards, Competences, Code of Conduct, CPD folder etc.)

[Download the 2018 membership application form]

Chaplains Working Overseas

We occasionally receive enquiries from overseas chaplains. For practical reasons AHPCC Membership is limited to the UK. A prime function of the Association is to facilitate local support and networking. Along with other UK chaplaincy organisations, we also seek to establish chaplaincy as a fully registered healthcare profession; a considerable task within the UK context alone.
However, we do welcome correspondence with chaplains around the world. Our website is open to you, along with its resources (just an acknowledgement would be appreciated). We offer you our experience and support and, in return, are delighted to receive your information and news.