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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

Reflective Weekend - February 2024

"Decisions, decisions …"

Reflective Weekend 16 - 18 February 2024

The Kairos Centre, Roehampton, London, SW15 4JA

Guest speakers include:

The Rt Reverend and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mulally, DBE, Bishop of London

The Revd Annette Fritze-Shanks, Bishop's Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry

Across the weekend we will explore and reflect upon the importance of ethical decision-making as MSEs, across the contexts in which we minister.  What decisions do we face in our work?  How does our ministry inform the decisions we take?  Is there always a 'right' decision?  How best to communicate decisions?

In the usual format of a relaxing weekend there will be time for both reflective silence and companionship, and the opportunity to explore the area, or have some free time to walk, talk, snooze, reflect, read, pray…   The Kairos Centre is located in a residential area close to Richmond Park.  

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.