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The Nadder Valley Team

St John’s is part of the Nadder Valley Benefice served by a team of clergy and a licensed lay minister who take services during the week as well as at weekends.

Revd Juliette Hulme

Revd Juliette Hulme is our Parish Priest and a Team Vicar in the Nadder Valley Benefice, having been installed and licensed at a special service in September 2018. Previously Juliette was Chaplain at Wells Cathedral School – a post she held for twelve years.  Before that she served as an Army Chaplain which included postings to Iraq and Germany. Juliette has also worked in parishes in Surrey. As well being our Vicar, she is also the Parish Priest for the nearby parishes of Fonthill Gifford and Fonthill Bishop. More here.

Revd Dr Graham Southgate

Graham is the Team Rector in the Nadder Valley Benefice, and is based in Fovant, a few miles downstream from Tisbury. He is also the Rural Dean for the Chalke Deanery in which our parish and benefice is located. Having trained initially as a biologist, he gained a Doctorate in the subject from the NE Surrey College of Technology. He then trained for the priesthood at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and took up his first clerical appointment as curate in the Tisbury Benefice (as it was then known) from 1993 until 1997. He subsequently served livings in the Chalke Valley and at Edington Priory Church before returning to the Nadder Valley Benefice as Rector in 2011.

Revd Elaine Brightwell

Elaine is a Team Vicar in the Nadder Valley Benefice. She is based in Dinton and comes to us from Somerset where she was the Associate Priest in a benefice of four rural parishes of Pilton, Croscombe, North Wootton, and Dinder. During this time Elaine also worked as Manager of the Bristol Methodist Centre – a day centre for homeless and vulnerable adults. Elaine spent her teenage years in Trowbridge. She has worked abroad for about fifteen years supporting aid agencies working with refugees from Cambodia and Afghanistan.

Revd Tina Fox

Tina trained for the priesthood at Sarum College in Salisbury, ordained as a Deacon in 2011, and made a priest in the following year.  She served a curacy in the Avon River Benefice followed by service as an Associate Priest. Until her recent retirement, Tina was Team Administrator for Ministry Department in the Salisbury Diocese; a position she held for twenty years. Tina married Revd Colin Fox last year. She enjoys walking and gardening, has two grown up children and three grandchildren, as well as three step children and two step grandchildren.

Revd Mark Hayter

As an Associate Priest, Mark has parish priest responsibility for Hindon with Chicklade and Pertwood. He moved here from Herefordshire in 2010 with his wife Sally  and they have two grown-up daughters, both married. His main hobbies are music, gardening and archery. Before ordination he taught Spanish and French and was also a former international oarsman and rowing coach. Mark was ordained in Hereford Cathedral 2012 and has a particular interest in Celtic Spirituality.

Revd Joanna Naish

Joanna is an Associate Priest in the Benefice.  After studying Russian, Joanna worked as a language teacher in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. She trained for the priesthood at Sarum College, was ordained in 2009 and served her curacy in the Parish of the Woodford Valley with Archers Gate, and then worked there and in Amesbury as Associate priest.  Jo moved to Tisbury in early 2017 with her husband Geoff; they have three grown up children. Jo is interested in art, history and music and loves being outdoors, spending free time walking whenever possible.