Welcome Juliette!

Team Vicar designate

The Revd Juliette Hulme is to become our new Team Vicar serving the parishes of  Tisbury, Fonthill Bishop & Fonthill Gifford later this year. At present she is Chaplain at Wells Cathedral School. Juliette will be installed by the Bishop of Salisbury at a special service in St John’s Church on 3rd September.

Juliette originally trained as a teacher specialising in drama. She taught English to undergraduates in Indonesia as a VSO,  and Drama at Beaminster Comprehensive, Dorset. In a career break in 1990 when she lived on Iona in the Inner Hebrides & worked at the Iona Community, she sensed God’s call to ordained ministry. Juliette trained for the ministry in Durham and was ordained a priest in 1995, serving her curacy in Crayford, Kent. This was followed by an Assistant Priest post in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Juliette then had a clear call to Army Chaplaincy and she served with the Royal Corps of Signals in Germany and with the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Field Hospital Chaplain in Iraq leaving the army in 2005. These pictures were taken in Iraq show the Field Hospital and Juliette at the Chapel.

For the past twelve years Juliette has been working as Chaplain to Wells Cathedral School, an international school with a specialism in music for pupils aged 3-18yrs. Juliette loves the countryside & coast, travelling, gardening, the Arts, photography & cats.

Commenting on her new role Juliette writes, “I very much enjoyed meeting the team and many people from the  community, including some delightful pupils from St John’s primary school, Tisbury, when I came for interviews in mid-March. I am looking forward to coming to serve amongst you as team vicar. I took these photos yesterday from Wells I thought you might like to see.”