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Our members share common goals and support each other

Why join us?

All our members are kept informed on our work and developments in our sector through our weekly e-newsletter and annual conference.

Active project membership benefits include:

Being part of a network that supports your work:

  • Information and ideas from CCA staff and other members
  • Best practice and networking events
  • Training resources
  • Access to operational tools such as templates, our compliant database, and quality monitoring tools.

Being part of a bigger organisation that represents your views:

  • An opportunity to contribute to shape CCA policy
  • Sector representation opportunities via CCA.

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Our Members

Membership options

All our members share our common goals and are:

  • Motivated by faith ethos – agrees with CCA inclusive statement of faith
  • Committed to delivering high quality services

Active project membership

Open to any Community Chaplaincy that fulfils the criteria of membership. 
Projects that are just starting up will get support and be able to tap into our valuable resources.

Our members are all different. They vary in: size of organisation, financial strength, geographical location and extent of operating area, balance between paid and volunteer staff, range of activity, prominence of faith as a key principle and relationships with prison/probation services.

Associate membership

Open to:

  • organisations or individuals who are working in a similar field
  • faith communities
  • individuals who are interested in our work

Community Chaplaincy Statement of Faith

The foundations of community chaplaincy are derived from faith based principles.

Faith informs and motivates the work of CCA and its projects. Faith is the belief that no one is beyond help and the belief in the transformative power of hope, compassion, forgiveness, perseverance and patience.

Projects recognise that faith is a protective factor for communities and individuals.

The CCA recognises all faiths, harnessing and supporting the resources of single and multi-faith communities to work in response to the needs of prisoners and their families.

CCA projects support clients of all faiths and none, believing in the intrinsic value of each human life. They respond to those who wish to explore faith but are not intent on proselytizing.

The CCA believes that it is only when there is opportunity for change, transformation, renewal and restoration, that justice is fully served in the detention of prisoners. It is a valid distinction that CCA is multi-faith and diverse but our members can be single faith.