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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.


CHRISM Theology Discussion Group - Next Meeting

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.  Recent 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.  

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 25 May 2022 from 19.30-21.00 (UK time) when I will be leading a discussion on "What is God's economy and how do we measure it?"  This continues to explore our recent theme of how we engage with the economic realities of the world and bring Kingdom values to bear.

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


15th-17th July 2022

The Kairos Centre, Roehampton, London

Our annual conference follows the usual format for a conference weekend. It will be taking place in an urban oasis situated in south-west London and will provide an opportunity to tell our stories of our work as our ministry and a time to reflect on changing workplaces and practices.  Click here to download the flyer for more information.