Non-Stipendiary Ministry


The terms SSM (Self-supporting Minister/Ministry) and NSM (Non-stipendiary Minister/Ministry) are both currently in use in this diocese, SSM being the newer term and NSM the older one. Strictly speaking SSM implies fully self-supporting (no stipend and no church house) while NSM may mean that as well but is also used for House for Duty Priests (who have no stipend but they do have a church house).

Some SSM/NSMs have a ‘day job’, either part or full time, and these may also call themselves MSEs (Ministers in Secular Employment), others may be retired. Some will see the focus of their ministry in their day job, some will it in the parish, others may see it in both settings.


Diocesan Officer for SSM/NSM

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

Nick works with the Archdeaconry SSM/NSM Representatives to support SSM/NSMs in the diocese and keeping up with developments about SSM/NSM in the wider church.

They are for:
The Revd. Ian Johnston Watch Hill, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle CA5 6AQ
01228 576097

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 3384



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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