Last updated 17th July 2017
Most Self-Supporting Minister (SSMs) in this Diocese are parochially focused, supporting their parish priest as licensed 'honorary curate' or 'assistant priest'.
SSMs who assist in a parish ought to have a Ministry Agreement with their Parish Priest; a checklist will be given to those serving their title by the Diocesan Director of Ordinands/Director of IME phase 2.
A model minstry agreement is available for more experienced SSMs.
CHRISM (Christians in Secular Ministry) is a national organisation “for all who see their secular employment as a primary field of Christian ministry”. Their website contains useful contacts and links, as well as information about their publications (the Journal ‘Ministers-at-Work’ and their Occasional Papers).
The Revd Canon Dr Peter Shepherd
Peter is responsible for all aspects of self-supporting ordained ministry (now including Ordained Local Ministry) from developing diocesan strategy to the pastoral care of SSMs.
Homestead, Eastham Street, Clitheroe. BB7 2HY
Tel: 01200 425053