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.

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.

The SSM Officers are as follows:

Buckingham The Revd Jonathan Hawkins Tel: 01844 299429
Berkshire The Revd Jennifer Jones Tel: 01344 890280
Dorchester Vacant, please contact the Archdeacon of Dorchester
Oxford The Revd Hugh Lee Tel: 01865 316245


The Bishop’s Staff Member responsible for SSM Ministry is:
The Venerable Judy French
Archdeacon of Dorchester        Tel: 01865 208245

The Mission Department Member responsible for SSM Ministry is:
The Revd Charles Chadwick       Tel:01865 208246

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