All membership applications require support by a NIHCA member. You must first complete and submit an application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post (address is application form). This application will then be reviewed by the Executive. If your application is successful, payment will then be asked of you. The application form can be downloaded here:
NIHCA Membership-Application-form (Word Format)
NIHCA Membership-Application-form (PDF Format)
For 2023/24 annual Membership fee is £25 salaried chaplains, £10 unsalaried chaplains, £50 affiliate and provisional members. The fee is due each year before/at the AGM.
How to Pay (after Application is Successful)
• Cheques should be made payable to “NIHCA” and forwarded to Mrs Sanna Mallon (Treasurer) – address is on the application form.
Direct Bank Transfers details:
Bank: Bank of Ireland
Account number: 96617071
Sort code: 902389
Please include your name in the message to identify your payment and notify Mrs Sanna Mallon by email (email@example.com) that you have paid by bank transfer.
Free training is only available to chaplains who have paid their membership fee.
NIHCA Constitution – Section 4 – Membership
4.1 Membership of the Association shall be open to all chaplains (salaried or voluntary) working in healthcare settings in Northern Ireland.
4.2a Associate membership of the Association may be granted to former or retired chaplains who have been Members of the Association, in recognition of their service. Associate Members shall have no voting rights.
4.2b Affiliate membership of the association may be granted to others who have an interest in working with chaplains and engaging with training in spiritual, religious and pastoral care. Their annual membership fee
shall be double that of salaried chaplains. Affiliate members are eligible to attend
training days and the AGM but are not eligible to apply for NIHCA grants or have voting rights.
4.2c Provisional membership of the association may be granted to those who wish to explore healthcare chaplaincy as a possible vocation and profession. Their annual membership will be double that of salaried chaplains. Provisional members are eligible to attend training days and the AGM and may be considered for NIHCA grants on a year to year, and individual by individual basis. Provisional members have no voting rights.
4.3 The Executive Council shall have the right to determine, after consultation with Members, categories and conditions of membership.
4.4 The Executive Council shall have the right to approve or reject applications for membership.
4.5 All Members of the Association shall abide by the Code of Conduct of the Association.
4.6 The Executive Council shall have the right to terminate membership provided that the Member concerned shall have the right to be heard by the Executive Council before a final decision is made; at such a meeting the Member concerned may also nominate another Member or other person to speak on their behalf.