Self-supporting ministers

Self-Supporting Ministers (SSMs) in the diocese are assisted in their ministry by a team of clergy officers, one for each archdeaconry. SSM clergy officers are individuals who understand and support SSM ministry, meet regularly together with a member of the bishop’s staff to discuss matters of common concern and interest and link with the national Church on wider issues.

Getting support

The SSM Officers also provide the following support:

  • Advice for SSM ministers and curates in each episcopal area concerning SSM ministry;
  • Advice for incumbents and SSM ministers on the preparation of Ministry Agreements beyond curacy;
  • Opportunities for meeting together;
  • Occasional events for training and support.

SSM Officers
 

Buckingham
The Revd Margot Suter

Email

07779 803 519

Berkshire
The Revd Janice MacDonald

Email

01189 813 590

Dorchester
The Revd Marian Needham

Email

07714 661 102

Oxford
The Revd Mike Rayner

Email

01865 289 244

Bishop’s Staff Member for SSM Ministry
The Venerable Judy French

Archdeacon of Dorchester

Email

01865 208 245

Department of Mission and Ministry members for SSM Ministry
The Revd Canon Charles Chadwick

Email

01865 208 246

The Revd Dr Andrea Russell 

Email

01865 208 304

More information about SSM ministry nationally can be found at the National Network of SSM Officers and Advisers

 


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