Eligibility

To be eligible for membership of Churches Mutual applicants must share a 'common bond' with existing members. Churches Mutual offers individuals membership through association with the Anglican Churches of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church of Great Britain, the United Reformed Church, the Catholic Church in England & Wales and the Catholic Church in Scotland.

At least one of the following statements must apply to you before you are eligible to join Churches Mutual.

  • I am an elder, a lay or ordained minister of or training for ministry in:
    • The Church in Wales, The Church of England or The Scottish Episcopal Church
    • The Catholic Church in England & Wales
    • The Catholic Church in Scotland
    • The Church of Scotland
    • The Methodist Church of Great Britain
    • The United Reformed Church

This includes active or retired clergy and ministers, elders of the Church of Scotland or the United Reformed Church, lay-persons licensed to minister and readers with a catechetical role.

  • I am an employee or trustee of a National, Regional or Local Church institution or office of:
    • The Church in Wales, The Church of England or The Scottish Episcopal Church
    • The Catholic Church in England & Wales
    • The Catholic Church in Scotland
    • The Church of Scotland
    • The Methodist Church of Great Britain
    • The United Reformed Church
  • I am an employee or trustee of a charity under the umbrella of:
    • The Church in Wales, The Church of England or The Scottish Episcopal Church
    • The Catholic Church in England & Wales
    • The Catholic Church in Scotland
    • The Church of Scotland
    • The Methodist Church of Great Britain
    • The United Reformed Church

This includes Church Council members, Kirk Session members and employees and trustees of church voluntary aided schools and academy trusts.

  • I am a household member of an existing Churches Mutual member.

If you cease to act as a trustee or employee at some point in the future you will be able to maintain your membership. The important thing is that you qualify at the point of joining Churches Mutual.

If you're still unsure if you're eligible then please contact us, otherwise please read about our savings and loans before you apply to join Churches Mutual.