About Us

Our Mission

A National Voice for Christians in Policing

Encourage and support Christians in the Police Service.

Communicate in words and action, the truth, message and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to colleagues and the community we serve.

Build bridges between the Christian community and the Police.

Our Vision

A National Charity which actively leads on issues relevant to Christians in Policing

An active and growing branch of CPA in every Police Service in the UK and every Christian in the Police Service to fulfil their potential in Jesus Christ.

Colleagues and those we serve to know Jesus Christ personally.

Police and Churches working together in every community to reduce crime and improve quality of life.

Our Values

Prayer, Organisation, Justice, Truth, Peace, Love, Hope and Compassion

Our History

Founded in 1883 by Catherine Gurney, OBE, the Christian Police Association now has branches in the majority of police areas in the United Kingdom as well as maintaining links with similar groups overseas through the International Christian Police Fellowship Catherine’s legacy to the Police Service remains to this day. The Police Convalescent Homes she founded are now known as Rehabilitation or Treatment centres. They are located in Flint House in Oxfordshire, St Andrew’s in Harrogate and at Castlebrae, Auchterarder in Scotland. She also founded Police Orphanages and schools whose ongoing work is continued by the Gurney Fund in the south and St George’s Police Trust in the north. The CPA which Catherine founded remains an active voice for Christians in the Police.  It is her tradition of practical Christianity that the CPA continually aims to promote.

You can read more about our history in our publication:  History of the CPA

Registered Charity

The Christian Police Association is a Registered Charity: 220482 (E&W), SCO43784 (Scotland), 103391-0 (N. Ireland)

You can read our Governance and Financial records on the following Charity websites:

Charity Commission (E&W)

Scottish Charity Regulator