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, community events, coffee mornings and much much more.

 We are proud to say that we cater for a variety of worship tastes within our Benefice, including 'Breakfast Church' especially designed to be family friendly with breakfast provided for all. We also run more modern and interactive services of Morning worship, Services of Holy Communion in both the Common Worship, Book of common prayer settings.

We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of both Lay Worship Leaders and Clergy who run our services providing a fantastic variety of worship styles and teaching. 

Please come along, you will be more than welcome. For more information see our 'Up and coming service Page'

A Vicar's Invitation: 

The Revd David John

If you would like to discuss how the Christian Faith may be of value to you or investigate how to discover an experience of Spirituality within your own life please feel free to contact our Vicar Rev'd David John. He will be happy to visit.  01747 811623.

Church office hours: - The Benefice Office is situated behind the Village hall in Shroton and is open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm till 5pm. Tel 01258 861576.

Safeguarding: 

The I.V.B takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of Children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and works with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. Our benefice safeguarding policy can be viewed on this web site and at each of our 5 Churches. If you have any safeguarding questions or concerns then you can contact our Benefice safeguarding officer Mrs Jenny Parkhouse 01747 812603 or 07798798692. The Vicar the Revd David W John 01747 811623 or the Diocesan safeguarding adviser on 07500664800. For more information please see the Safeguarding page.