Non Stipendiary Ministry
Officer for Non-Stipendiary Ministry -
Bradford Diocese benefits hugely from the ministry of a large number of Clergy who are known as Non Stipendiary Ministers.
NSMs are people who are ordained and offer some time to the Church, but don't receive a stipend. (Clergy don't receive a salary, ie, they're not paid for work done; they receive a stipend - money to enable them to live without having to earn, so that they're free to do the work to which they're called.)
NSMs earn the money they need in a wide variety of employment, and part of their ministry, their work for God, is in their normal workplace.They work in parishes and chaplaincies, and some are Ministers in Secular Employment (MSE) acting as a focus for the presence of God in the workplace.
Alistair Helm is the Bishop’s advisor on non-stipendiary ministry. He convenes the oversight group which has a representative from each of the Deaneries. The group meets quarterly to discuss local and national issues that are relevant to NSMs.
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