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 worked abroad for about fifteen years supporting aid agencies working with refugees from Cambodia and Afghanistan.
Revd Joanna Naish
An Associate Priest, Jo has Parish Priest responsibility for Hindon with Chicklade and Pertwood. 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.