Pastoral Training

pastoral care uk mission and vision

Pastoral care uk is now a distinct branch of the Association of Christian Counsellors, with growing national and international involvement.

Our mission is to be a Christian resource for individuals, churches and organisations which enables the missional purpose, potential and practice of pastoral care to be developed.

Our vision is to see God's love, expressed in quality relationships and through pastoral care, restoring individual lives, building healing communities and growing disciples of Jesus.

Pastoral care uk aims to serve the ALL, the SOME and the FEW of church through its resources ie. we are ALL called to love and care for one another and grow quality relationships (as the Carlisle Diocesan mission, Vision and Strategy encourages)  SOME of us are given particular pastoral gifts to use for the good of thw whole (as the "Called to Serve" course helps to identify)  A FEW of us are called to leadership to resource the ALL and the SOME (as the Growing Leaders course recognises) 

Training resources - developing quality relationships This 2 hour trainer led workshop is suitable for ALL church members.  It considers the development of quality relationships in our churches and communities in response to the command to love one another, grow disciples and participate in God's mission of reconciliation.  It can be delivered to small or large groups in an evening or daytime.

exploring pastoral care - This 6 session, self-led small group course is suitable for ALL church members (eg. home groups, cell groups and fellowship groups) as well as SOME church members involved, or thinking about becoming involved, in pastoral care in the church and community (an extract, costs and ordering can be found on our website)

 resourcing pastoral carers course (formerly the pastoral care foundation course) - This 10 session, trainer led course is available through our regional training scheme and is suitable for SOME who are called into pastoral care, as well as the FEW who are called through leadership, training or specialist roles to resource the ALL and the SOME

training the trainers course - This three day residential course equips the FEW who are trainers to facilitate the resourcing pastoral carers course and enables them to become part of pastoral care uk's regional training scheme.

Other resources - include roads shows, individual and church membership with benefits including quarterly magazine and monthly enews, help and support, regional training events, national conferences.

Further information - visit our website

contact the director of pastoral care uk Teresa Onions

contact our general office    Pastoral Care UK, 29 Momus Boulevare, Coventry. CV2 5NA   

0845 124 9569

Look up ACC's resources

Other Useful Pastoral Resources


Help is at Hand - This NHS guide has been produced to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved following the suicide or sudden, traumatic death of a friend or relative.  It also provides information for healthcare and other professionals, including clergy, who come into contact with bereaved people, to help understand the impact of suicide and how they can provide support.


Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Mental Health

Mind and Soul aims to explore Christianity and Mental Health and equip and educate the church and mental health services.

Borderline is a Christian counselling centre in Carlisle.  It also runs helpful training courses in care and counselling.  Contact: Borderline Counselling Service, 34 Aglionby Street, Carlisle CA1 1JP    01228 596900   email:


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