Glastonbury Abbey News

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Glastonbury Abbey is Reopening!

At last...we are delighted to announce the beginning of opening the Abbey back up to you, our beloved friends and guests!

The Church is now open for prayer and daily Mass. Please bear in mind that Sunday Masses will continue to be held outdoors at 9:30 a.m., so bring your own chair.

And, due to popular demand, we will continue to live stream all Masses on Facebook. See link below.* One COVID silver lining: our small monastery now has a big reach, due to our live streamed Masses, spiritual enrichment programs and meditation!

The gift and bookstore has reopened as well. See new opening hours below.

The Morcone Conference Center will fully re-open after Labor Day.

Our smaller retreat house, Whiting House, is now open.

Stonecrest, our larger retreat house, will re-open around Advent, once we have raised the funds to make improvements and bring it up to code. We sure could use your help.

As always, you are welcome to come and walk our grounds and our labyrinth. Bring your well-behaved dog. Visit the goats and chickens.

*Our daily Mass (Mon.– Sat. at 12 noon and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.) will continue to be online on our Facebook page. Please click here to access.

Questions? Please call 781-749-2155 ext. 300

Thank you for your patience and welcome back. We have missed you!

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey's Twenty-First Golf Classic & Auction

Monday, October 4, is Glastonbury Abbey’s Twenty-First Golf Tournament and Auction. Held at Hatherly Country Club in Scituate, this promises to be a great day of golf! We also have the unique monks’ putting contest, delicious-as-always dinner and high quality auction. If you are interested in golfing, sponsoring, donating or coming to dinner, please call Gillian 781-749-2155 ext. 331 or email for more information.

Please click here for the golf brochure.

Abbey Gift & Bookstore Now Open!

We are excited to announce the gift & bookstore has reopened, under the new management of Br. Joe, so come on by and say hello to Brother Joe!

Please note new opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed 11:45 - 12:45 for Mass)
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We will continue to have a selection of gift items and books selected by the monks of Glastonbury Abbey in our online store.

Please click here to shop!

Questions? Email us at Or Call 781-749-2155 ext. 210.

Mass cards (Spiritual enrollments/bouquets) may still be obtained online. Please click here to order or call: 781-749-2155 ext. 342

Monday Meditation Outdoors

Our Monday meditation class is now in-person and is outdoors on the Abbey's Great Lawn at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Br. Matthias continues to stream mediation live on Facebook every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Simply go to Glastonbury Abbey’s Facebook page to join the Thursday class Please click here to access. To receive updates on meditation classes, send an email to and you will be added to the email list (your email will only be used for meditation updates).

Virtual Programs Will Be Back in the Fall

We will be back in Sept/Oct with more spiritual enrichment and Listening to Other Voices lectures - possibly in person too!

Click here to for a sneak preview of the upcoming programs!

These programs are offered by the Glastonbury Abbey Institute and Listening to Other Voices, our interfaith lecture series, part of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at Glastonbury Abbey.

Listening to Other Voices 2021-2022 Season

Glastonbury Abbey's Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series is pleased to announce its program for 2021-2022. The theme this year is "Hope and Healing in a Fractured World - A Faith Response." Click here for more information on the upcoming program.

This program is offered by the Glastonbury Abbey Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series, which is an extension of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at the Abbey.

Recordings of the 2020-2021 virtual lecture series are available online. Please click here for more information.

Spiritual Direction Available at Glastonbury Abbey

Spiritual Direction is a centuries old ministry that has seen a resurgence in recent years as people from all faith traditions struggle to find the presence of the Divine amid the busyness and chaos of their lives. The role of the spiritual director is to direct one’s heart and mind to God. The director listens with the ear of her/his heart and, through gentle questioning or suggesting, helps you find where or how God is working in your life.

The Spiritual Direction team at Glastonbury Abbey consists of both lay women and monks. Click here for the biographies of the lay women spiritual directors. To learn more about the spiritual direction ministry offered by the Abbey, or to arrange a meeting with a director, contact: Mayre Hammond at