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About CHRISM

CHRISM is The National Association for all Christians who see their secular employment as their primary Christian ministry and for those who support that vision. Most of us during our major active years spend the bulk of our time, talents and energy in secular occupations of some sort, some paid, some unpaid. All of us have responsibilities and some degree of power in those roles, some are even in positions where the decisions we make can affect the lives and well-being of thousands of our fellow men and women. For those who are also Christian ministers it is vital to see how the great Christian truths are fully consistent with our working experience and with contemporary scientific and social understanding, for an essential part of our ministry must be to support and nurture those around us who also recognise and apply these truths in their working lives or are seeking to do so. The fundamental aims of CHRISM are:


To help ourselves and others to celebrate the presence of God and the holiness of life in our work, and to see and tell the Christian story there.


To foster these aims CHRISM publishes a quarterly journal and occasional papers, holds an annual conference, organises occasional retreats, a monthly online discussion group, and pursues worldwide links.


LATEST NEWS


An article on worker priests appeared in the 24th October 2021 issue of Tribune, a long established left-wing magazine in the UK (in case you don't know it). It is a thoughtful reflective piece on the links between left wing politics and faith that may be of interest to CHRISM members. Click here to read the article.


THEOS (the Christian think-tank) has recently published a report entitled “Just Work: humanising the labour market in a changing world” Click here to access the report.


CHRISM Zoom meeting: Living an Undivided Life

Tuesday 16th November 2021, 7:30-9:00pm


Join Paul Woolley, Chief Executive at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), to consider ways to which God is working through us and those we know, on their frontlines, whoever

and wherever they are. Click here to download the flyer.



Reflective Weekend 11th – 13th February 2022

Place, Space and the Social Imaginary: the Eucharist in Community


Across the weekend (which is taking place at Rydal Hall, Ambleside in Cumbria) we will explore the Eucharist in domestic space and in virtual space, the connections (and disconnections) the pandemic experience of virtual Eucharists has created with the daily lives and work of worshippers, and the longer-term theological implications of our practice of eucharist during the recent period of social restrictions.


Jessica Martin trained as an Anglican priest, pursuing her academic and priestly vocations as a self-supporting minister. Her academic work focused on religious writing and religious lives in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 2010 she left academic life to become a parish priest in South Cambridgeshire and has been Residentiary Canon for Learning at Ely Cathedral since 2016.


Click here to download the flyer for the Reflective Weekend.