Iwerne Valley Benefice

Celebrating Gods love in beautiful North Dorset...

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 Walk of Witness on Good FridayAndrew'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.


New for the BeneficeMum & Toddlers - every Tuesday 10am - noon.  St Mary's Church Shroton - FREE 
Pop along - Tea, Coffee, Company and Play.

'A Vicar's Invitation' - If you have any questions about the Christian Faith. If you would like to discuss the questions of The Revd David JohnLife 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.

Office hours - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm

There are lots of exciting things happening in the Benefice, do have a look. more dates click here

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