The Chaplaincy Association for everyone, lay or
ordained, who serves farming or rural communities

The Agricultural Chaplains Association

Upcoming Events

Saturday 12th September - Saturday 5th December 2020
ACA Annual General Meeting - 2nd December 2020

This year the AGM of the Association on Wednesday 2nd December.

The speakers will be:

Dr. Jude McCann, Chief Executive Officer of FCN, who will be talking about the way FCN is changing and explaining the future for them.

‘Through the Roof’ is an organisation which gets its name from the Gospel story of the healing of

the paralytic man whose friends lowered him through the roof (Luke 5:17–26). The organisation is concerned with disabled people gaining access into church to worship and all the issues surrounding that. Janet Eardley, Fiona Gosden and Lynda Herbert, who are Church Inclusion Officers, will be talking to us.

The Reverend Richard Teal, President of the Methodist Conference, who will be talking on ‘Farming and the Churches’.

In addition to speakers, there will be the usual business meeting; an Open Forum which allows our members to air their views and tell us what is happening in their area; breakout rooms to allow time to network, and much more.

A full Agenda will be forwarded once you let us know you are coming. So, to ensure that you have a place booked, and to receive a Zoom link invitation, please email our office.

Thursday 1st October - Thursday 1st April 2021
Coronavirus and the ACA

For guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak, would you please refer to your own denominational guidance.

Also, please take care of yourself, both physically and mentally by taking plenty of rest during this period.


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Listening Ear 8th November 2020

Listening Ear

We are the only ecumenical Association that specialises in caring for Agricultural and Rural Chaplains, Farming Support Chaplains, Rural Support Officers, Diocesan Rural Life Advisers and Rural Officers working throughout the churches. We believe that through our unique calling to serve farmers and rurality in general, we should:

  • Seek to serve people of all faiths and none
  • Share good practice
  • Provide mutual support
  • Be an advocate for the agricultural industry
  • Promote agricultural chaplaincy