Our Structure

Glastonbury Goddess Temple is a social enterprise, a not for profit company limited by guarantee.

All profits are reinvested in the Temple’s work. 
No profits are taken out of the Temple by any individuals.

Management Structure

The Temple has three core overlapping circles of individuals that manage the Temple’s activities.

The Temple directors and secretary oversee the vision of the Temple, as well as Temple finances and major decisions that need to be taken by the Temple. Find out more about our directors here.

The circle of Temple staff (Temple “Tinglers”) are responsible for the everyday running of all Temple venues and activities, as well as Temple teachings.

Temple Weavers are the wider circle of all Temple directors, staff and volunteers that are involved in serving the local Temple community. This includes organising the online activities and Temple seasonal ceremonies. All Temple Melissas can also become Weavers of the Temple.

The three management circles are supported by a further three groups of individuals with key roles to play in Temple life.

Temple Melissas are those who serve regularly in the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, holding the space open to the public each day. Find out more about becoming a Melissa here!

Temple Madrons are those who make regular monthly donations to the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, which supports all of our activities.

Priestesses/Priests of Avalon and other Temple students and graduates are a global network of people who have studied with the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, and are bringing Goddess alive in a myriad of ways all over Her world.


Every year we donate one ninth of our profits (“Nithing”) to charitable causes and community groups.

Some time ago we decided that as we work with circles of nine we would nithe (give one ninth) rather than tithe (give one tenth).

Over the years we have given money to many different causes including the local Women’s Refuge, Happy Landings and Secret World Animal Sanctuaries, St Margaret’s Hospice, the Henna Foundation, and as bursaries to help people take Goddess-centred courses.

Goddess Temple Structure Diagram 2019
Goddess Temple Priestesses and Priests, September 2019