Vicar (and Area Dean) - Reverend David MacGeoch
The Reverend David MacGeoch was instituted as our vicar in September 2008, also to look after the parishes of St Benedict in Glastonbury and St Mary in Meare. He and his family previously served in Puriton, near Bridgwater. He knew Glastonbury well already: he was a social worker in the town for several years before he was ordained as priest.
(The title Area Dean recently replaced the antiquated term Rural Dean in the Bath and Wells diocese.)
Avalon Pioneer Minister - Revd Sister Diana Greenfield
Revd Sister Diana Greenfield came to Glastonbury in 2010 to serve her curacy as a pioneer minister.† Her ministry is shared between the Benefices of Street and Glastonbury and covers a wide variety of activities from setting up and running YEAST scrapstore to being chaplain of Strode College and serving the diocese as advisor for New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities.
Organist and Director of Music - Matthew Redman
Matthew came to St John's in September 2017. Having taught in schools for more than 20 years, he is now a freelance organist and pianist. He plays regularly for the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir and is in demand for accompanying at concerts and exams.
He has directed choirs in Westminster, Bristol and Wells Cathedrals; conducting Bachís St John Passion remains a highlight in his career. Matthew has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists since 1995 and has given recitals in many of the UKís finest cathedrals and abbeys.
His interests include architecture, cooking and jazz. He lives with his partner Andrea and their busy family.
Parish Administrator - Sharon Wilson
Hi my name is Sharon Wilson and I am the Administrator for St Johns and St Benedict's Church, Glastonbury and St Mary's Church, Meare. I am also Secretary to the Vicar of Glastonbury. I am married with two teenage children and live in Glastonbury.
Training Curate - Revd David Francis Fox-Branch
Glastonbury was sad to say farewell to David-Francis at the end of April. He and his wife Jo moved to Surrey, where he will continue his training at Christ Church, Epsom Down.
He came to Glastonbury three years ago as training curate. At his ordination by the Bishop of Bath and Wells in July 2017 he received Francis as an additional name, and some St Johnís folk used it to distinguish him from diverse other Davids.
He sometimes expressed astonishment at how short the time was between his becoming a Christian and being ordained as a priest. The Franciscan friaries at Hilfield in Dorset and at Southwark in London, where he worked before Glastonbury, were big influences on his spiritual life.