Welcome to the Iwerne Valley Benefice
The Iwerne Valley Benefice is made up of five parishes, Ashmore, Fontmell Magna, Sutton Waldron, Iwerne Minster and Shroton. The Villages are situated on the edge of the Cranborne Chase and the Blackmore Vale. Our churches play an important role in the life of our villages. Offering a wide range of worship, commuity events, coffee mornings and much much more.
In addition to this the Church has a strong link with St Andrew's VA Primary School in Fontmell Magna. To discover more about our work and worship please explore our website, or contact us for a chat.
'A Vicar's Invitation' - If you have any questions about the Christian Faith. If you would like to discuss the questions of Life and Death. Discover an experience of Spirituality within your own life, and discuss the hope of the Christian message. Please feel free to contact our Vicar Revd David John he will be happy to visit. 01747 811623.
CHRISTMAS PAGAENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2017 - Sadly we are having to cancel the much loved Christmas Pagaent, we apologise for this and hope to celebrate it next year in all its Glory.
Canon Alan Amos will be giving a talk on Friday 24th November at 7.30pm in Fontmell Magna Village Hall. To find out more please click here
Four Faces of Jesus - Advent Series - Studies on the person and work of Jesus in preparation for Christmas. Four Sessions starting on Wednesday 29th November. St Mary's Shroton, for more info click here
New for the Benefice -
'Winter Afternoons' - begin on Thursday 11th January 2018. 2pm-4pm St Mary's Church Shroton. Come and join us for Tea, Talk and Biscuits. To start the season, please bring a photograph which means something special to you. Any questions please phone Angela 01258 861542
Mum & Toddlers - FREE - Every Tuesday 10am - noon.
St Mary's Church, Shroton
Pop along - Tea, Coffee, Company and Play.
The Bells are in place and sounding fabulous, read about this exciting project. Click here
Office hours - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm
Food Banks - There is a collection point in St Mary's Church, Shroton, items are collected every Wednesday and delivered to Blandford Food Bank on a Thursday and a collection point in St Andrew's Church, Fontmell Magna, going to the Gillingham Food Bank. Please give generously, and ensure all items have a long shelf life. Thank you
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
There are lots of exciting things happening in the Benefice, do have a look. more dates click here