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 has been our Parish Priest and a Team Vicar in the Nadder Valley Benefice since 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 as Tisbury, 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 of the Nadder Valley Benefice, and is based in Fovant, a few miles downstream from Tisbury. 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 came 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, was ordained deacon in 2011, and made a priest in the following year. She served her curacy in the Avon River Benefice, followed by service as an Associate Priest there. In 2016 she married the Revd Colin Fox and came to live in the Nadder Valley. Until her recent retirement, Tina was Team Administrator for the Ministry Department in the Diocese of Salisbury, a position she held for twenty years. She now serves as Chaplain to Church House, the diocesan office. She enjoys walking and gardening and has two grown up children and three grandchildren, as well as three step children and two step grandchildren.
Revd Mark Hayter
Mark is an Associate Priest in the Benefice. He is also Rural Dean for Chalke Deanery, in which our parish and benefice are located. Mark moved here from Herefordshire in 2014 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
An Associate Priest, Jo has Parish Priest responsibility for Hindon with Chicklade and Pertwood. She is also Chaplain to the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Salisbury. After studying Russian, Jo 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 an 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. In October 2021, she cycled from Tisbury to Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, raising much-needed funds for the Mothers’ Union.