Non-Stipendiary Ministry


Non-Stipendiary Ministers (NSMs) are sometimes called Self Supporting Ministers (SSMs) or Ministers in Secular Employment (MSE). NSM 'House for Duty' clergy are those who accept a house in return for specified duties in a parish.

Essentially, NSMs are people who are ordained, and offer some time to the Church, but do not receive a stipend. This is in contrast to stipendiary clergy who are paid, but receive a stipend rather than a salary - ie they are not paid for work done but rather receive money to enable them to live without having to earn, so that they are free to do the work to which they are called.

NSMs earn the money they need in a wide variety of employment, and part of their ministry, their work for God, is in their normal workplace.









Diocesan Officer for Non-Stipendiary Ministry

The Revd. Nick Hallam :  
Wetherlam, Hawkshead, Ambleside  LA22 0NR  015394 36069

Nick works with the Archdeaconry NSM Representatives to support non-stipendiary ministers in the diocese and keeping up with developments about NSM in the wider church.

They are for:

Carlisle  - The Revd. Revd. Terry Wilcock, The Rectory, Patterdale, Penrith.  CA11 0NL  

017684 82209   

West Cumberland - The Revd. Allen Banks, 36 Basket Road, Kells, Whitehaven.  CA28 9AH   01946 61470

Westmorland and Furness - The Revd. Annette Miller, Airton, Eden Park Road, Grange-over-Sands  LA11 6BW

015395 33840


The next NW NSM Conference will be in Manchester on 22nd to 23rd September 2017 with Professor Pete Ward (Durham).  He will be speaking on "Engaging with Contemporary Society".  More details and booking information to follow in 2017.

Non-Stipendiary Ministry Downloads

NSM Guidelines 2015NSM Guidelines 2015
File size  91kb    File date 14 Sep 2015
House for Duty guidanceHouse for Duty guidance
File size  118kb    File date 29 Apr 2014