Visitations 2022

Archdeacon Adrian, Anne and Simon

This year, the Archdeacons' Visitations take place in June 2022. Attendance is mandatory for all churchwardens and licensed clergy. Readers and other licensed ministers are welcome to attend.

Clergy and Churchwardens are requested to attend their own deanery venue, but if prevented from so doing, they may attend another deanery service.

Archdeaconry of Bath visitations

Monday, 6 June - Locking Deanery at St Martin's, Worle

Thursday, 16 June - Portishead Deanery at St Mary's, Portbury

Thursday, 23 June - Bath Deanery at St Michael's, Twerton, Bath

Monday, 27 June - Chew Magna and Midsomer Norton deaneries, St John's, Midsomer Norton

Archdeaconry of Taunton visitations

Wednesday, 1 June - Somerset South Deanery at The Blessed Virgin Mary, Buckland St Mary

Monday, 6 June - Taunton Deanery at St John's Staplegrove

Tuesday, 7 June - Quantock Deanery at The Blessed Virgin Mary, Cannington

Wednesday, 8 June - Sedgemoor Deanery at St George's, Wembdon

Thursday, 9 June - Tone Deanery at St Michael's, Milverton

Wednesday, 15 June - Exmoor Deanery at St Andrew's, Minehead

Archdeaconry of Wells visitations

Tuesday, 7 June - Frome Deanery at St Philip & St James', Norton St Philip

Tuesday, 14 June - Bruton & Cary Deanery at All Saints, Castle Cary

Wednesday, 15 June - Ivelchester Deanery and Yeovil Deanery at the Blessed Virgin Mary, Huish Episcopi

Monday, 20 June - Axbridge Deanery at St Mary's, Wedmore

Wednesday, 29 June - Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury Deanery at St John the Baptist's, Glastonbury


  • 17:45 to 18:50 - On arrival, clergy and churchwardens are asked to report to their Area Dean and Lay Dean. Churchwardens will be asked to sign their Forms of Declaration, which they should bring with them. The Archdeacon will be available to see churchwardens.
  • 19:00 - The visitation services, at which churchwardens will make their declaration and be admitted into office. During the services the Archdeacon will give their charge.
  • 19:50 - The Archdeacon will be available to see churchwardens.


Churchwardens' declaration form 2022

Visitation News 2022

Who to contact

Any questions should be directed to the relevant archdeaconry office.

Archdeacon of Bath

Archdeacon of Taunton

Archdeacon of Wells