French regulations

The Association 1901 status is a non-profit organisation. A 1905 Association is a religious organisation, but you have to have the 1901 status first.

Please note that churches are strictly regulated as to what money they can pay out, and many chaplaincies have a second 1901 association to manage their outreach.

Each chaplaincy is responsible for making sure that it is not contravening French law.

The association Actes6 provides a lot of useful documentation for churches in France

Helpful hints



  • Service sheets in French (coming soon, please send any you can share)