Diocese of Carlisle

Self-Supporting/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 see it in the parish, others may see it in both settings.

Diocesan Officer for SSM/NSM

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

P: Wetherlam, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NR
T: 015394 36069
E: nick.hallam@uwclub.net

Carlisle Archdeaconry SSM/NSM Representative

The Rev Ian Johnston
P: Watch Hill, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle CA5 6AQ
T: 01228 576097
E: johnstoni@sky.com

West Cumberland Archdeaconry SSM/NSM Representative

The Rev Timothy Taylor
P: 42 Abbey Vale, St Bees, CA27 0EF
T: 01946 822255
E: timothy@trtaylor.co.uk

Westmorland and Furness Archdeaconry SSM/NSM Representative

The Rev Annette Miller
P: Airton, Eden Park Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BW
T: 015395 3384
E: miller3637@btinternet.com

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