Ministers in Secular Employment (MSEs) exercise their ordained ministry primarily in their place of work. They are paid by their employer to do their job, but they see themselves as having also a priestly ministry in that place of work, which may or may not be recognised by the employer.

There is a network for MSEs called CHRISM (CHRIstians in Secular Ministry) that offers support and development. Visit for details.

Local support

For support, MSEs can contact their archdeaconry officer for Self Supporting Ministers

The Bishop of Bolton holds regular meetings with NSM/MSE ministers.