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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.  Click here to see ‘CHRISM 0’ for a brief summary of what we are about.


CHRISM Theology Discussion Group

This Discussion Group, which is open to all CHRISM members, provides an online forum where we can reflect on and discuss the theological aspects of our work. We meet monthly by Zoom for an hour and a half.  Previous topics have included: The Importance of our Work to God and Us, The Idea of Rest, What is Work?, Justice at Work, The Kingdom at Work Project, Eternal Life, Christian Perspectives on Conflict in the Workplace, Organisational values - Help or hindrance to ministry in the workplace?, Is it OK to be ambitious?, Who is Jesus?, and Neighbourliness at Work.  

If you are interested in joining the Theology Discussion Group, please email me at rev.julian.e.blakemore@gmail.com and I will add you to the invitation list so that you receive Zoom links for this and future meetings.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Julian Blakemore

Conference and AGM

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2024, Luther King House, Rusholme, Manchester

The MSE as Prophet

What does it mean to be a prophet in the workplace, and how do we as MSEs experience this calling? In what ways do we speak truth to power? How do we affirm that which builds up the common good?Guest speakers include: the Rt Revd Julie Conalty, Bishop of Birkenhead; and Revd Peter Scott, Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology and the Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester.

Luther King House has been home to various ministry training institutions throughout its life.  Most rooms are en suite.  It is 2.5 miles south of Manchester City Centre, well served by local buses, and close to the famous 'Curry Mile'.  

Click here to download the flyer.

CHRISM / MODEM meeting

Click here to view a video recording and here to listen to an audio recording of the online meeting which took place on 11th October 2022. The meeting went into breakout groups from 33 minutes into the recording until 1 hour and 3 minutes. You will want to skip over this section.