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