The Association of Waverley Abbey Ministers (AWAM) is a professional body supporting individuals and churches through practical engagement and support in specific areas of ministry and service.

What does it mean to be a Waverley Abbey Minister?

When you become a member of AWAM you will become part of a supportive network.

How can AWAM help me?

  • By providing an opportunity to connect with others serving in similar ministries.

  • By supporting members in regard to challenges they are facing

  • By working with partner organisations to provide training and ongoing development

  • By producing materials and resources that aid in personal growth

  • By supporting our members through prayer and advice

AWAM members

  • Chaplains

  • Spiritual directors

  • Mentors and Coaches

  • Pastoral Care Workers

  • Church ministry leaders (e.g. small groups, discipleship, pastoral care)

  • Others who would appreciate the support of AWAM’s services

Individual AWAM membership

  • Online specialised, practical, and supported training at an affordable price.

  • Opportunity to join a national membership body for

  • Fellowship

  • CPD events

  • Special interest training days

  • Sector focused gatherings (e.g. Chaplaincy)

  • Membership magazine focusing on sector based activities

  • The opportunity to apply to CiC International as an accredited minister, with a possibility for ordination after a season of observed practice.

Full membership is open to all who currently work, or have worked, in Christian ministry.

CiCl Membership

Membership of CiCI provides a route to ordination* after a season of observed practice. It also provides members with further opportunities for support, training and employment development.

In collaboration with the individual, AWAM will take responsibility for the process of enrolment, membership renewal, payment, and credentials.

*CiCi offer ordination for independent Chaplains – eligibility for ordination will need to take into account a student’s current church situation – where in some cases it will be more appropriate for the student to follow their own church tradition’s route to ordination.

Register your interest

To register your interest in joining AWAM please complete the form below. Applications for AWAM are considered 3 times a year. Closing dates for each round of applications is 28 Feb, 31 May and 31 Oct.

Fill out my online form.

Further information


  • AWAM full membership – £275 annually

  • AWAM full membership plus full CiCI membership – £500 annually

  • AWAM full membership plus trainee CiCI membership – £300


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