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Representing Christians who provide
Counselling and Pastoral Care
Our biennial national conference has traditionally
taken place in the beautiful setting of the
Derbyshire countryside at the Hayes Conference
Centre in Swanwick.
As a pastoral care member you will be able to
benefit from discounted rates for attending the
conference and training events. In addition to
taking part in the workshops and seminars, you
will also have opportunity to:
Worship and pray together
Visit the Prayer Room
Explore the Market Place exhibition
Use the large bookshop featuring special
conference offers
Get advice on pastoral issues
Find out about other training opportunities
Raise issues with the ACC leadership
Lead or attend a special interest group
We seek to address relevant topics for both
pastoral carers and counsellors at the
conference, covering a wide range of issues
relevant to modern-day living.
The training is led by people who specialise in
their fields and who look at the pastoral care and
counselling issues and needs arising from a
Christian perspective. The range of workshops
and training events are designed to offer a 'taster'
of a broad range of topics which participants may
wish to follow up with more in-depth study.
In addition to the learning and input, the
conference is a great place to link up with others,
share ideas and enjoy yourself. Saturday night is
always a social time when we enjoy time off
Please give us a call
Phone: 0845 124 9569
Email: [email protected]
Web site:
Association of Christian Counsellors
29 Momus Boulevard, Coventry, CV2 5NA
Registered Charity No. 1018559 / SC039810
Association of Christian Counsellors
Rev 13/10/2010
The Association of Christian Counsellors
(ACC), a registered charity with
headquarters in Coventry, is the leading
ag e nc y
r epr e se nt ing
C hr i st ia n
counsellors and pastoral carers in the
UK. Our mission is to facilitate provision
by Christians of quality pastoral care and
counselling. Founded in 1992, ACC
today embraces members who are
pastoral carers, counsellors, churches
and training/counselling organisations
from across the UK.
Pastoral Care Membership
ACC has a special category of membership
for those involved in pastoral care. This type
of membership is for those who befriend and
care for people, either in the context of a
church fellowship or in the wider community.
• Belong
association which
has a clear Christian
basis and promotes
high standards in
pastoral care and
• Somewhere to ask
questions and get
advice and support
on pastoral care
You will be able to:
• Receive ACC’s quarterly magazine, accord,
which gives you:
- coverage of national and
international development
of Christian pastoral care
and counselling
- support, new ideas and
- meet others who are involved in pastoral
care in your community and beyond, and
develop support networks
- stay informed about local resources and
training events and conferences that are
planned for your part of the network or
• As a member of ACC, you can be a link for
your church to information, news and
events about pastoral care in the wider
community, the UK and the rest of the world
- access to information
about events and training
• Access the members’ area on the ACC website,
which gives you:
- information on relevant issues such as eating
disorders, bereavement, crisis pregnancy,
mental health, debt, etc
- links to book reviews and recommendations,
audio resources from previous conferences,
and previously published accord articles
ACC is arranged across a UK wide network
comprising 5 English regions plus Northern
Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
• As a pastoral care member of ACC, you are
eligible for savings on indemnity insurance
(where appropriate), CRB checks, pastoral
care training and books
• If you are a member of a church where
there are a few of you who are interested in
ACC pastoral care membership then you
may be interested in
our Affiliated Church
scheme which is a
great way of buying a
package with savings
on the price of
i n d i v i d u a l
• Each part of the network has a Representative
who is supported by a local committee which
includes a Pastoral Care Co-ordinator who is
there especially for the benefit of pastoral care
• Network
Representatives organise
days, workshops and networking
providing you with opportunities to:
Contact the team at ACC Head Office for
more information about Pastoral Care
Membership or to find out about our
Church Affiliation Scheme, or to request an
application pack. Visit our web site at or phone 0845 124 9569
or email: [email protected]