A Deanery is a co-operative of neighbouring parishes offering each other mutual help, comfort and support in their efforts to undertake the Church's mission in their own locality.
The Dean, recommended by his fellow priests, and appointed by the bishop, has the responsibility for keeping this co-operative alive.
The Parishes co-operating in the Glastonbury Deanery are:
- English Martyrs, Chard
- Our Lady, St Mary of Glastonbury
- St Michael, Shepton Mallet
- St Dunstan, Somerton
- SS Joseph and Teresa, Wells
- SS Luke and Teresa, Wincanton
The Holy Ghost, Yeovil