The Armed Forces' Christian Union (AFCU) which was formerly the Officers' Christian Union, is an
interdenominational, tri-service fellowship of Christians who wish to grow in their
faith and share it with those with whom they serve. It seeks to encourage and build
up Christians in the Armed Forces in their faith and to support evangelism and does
this by producing literature, providing prayer support for serving members, organising
activities and teaching holidays and weekends, and by personal visits. It is funded only by its members
and has a small paid staff based in offices at Aldershot.
AFCU - A short History [»]
Serving membership is open to those serving in the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.
All others who are concerned about the work of the Union, and wish to pray for the Armed
Forces, may join as associate members. On retirement serving members automatically become
associate members. The only conditions of membership are a Christian belief in prayer
to God through Jesus Christ and a willingness to pray for the spiritual welfare of the
Armed Forces. All membership is subject to approval by the General Committee.
For those who wish to pray for our Armed Forces but who do not wish to join as full members,
we have a category of membership called 'Upholders'. We hold only an email address and phone
number for those who wish to join in this category and send out monthly prayer updates by email.