Glastonbury Abbey News

“Celebrating 66 years of peace and prayer
….a welcoming presence for all”

Glastonbury Abbey Remains Closed - but the monks are still here for you!

While the Abbey church, bookstore, retreat houses and conference center remain closed, we still have lots to offer you. Come and get some fresh air, social distance-style, by walking our grounds and our labyrinth. Bring your well-behaved dog. Visit the goats and chickens.

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

Glastonbury Abbey's spiritual enrichment programs and lectures are now online!
As you can't come to the Abbey in person, we're bringing our programs to you, via Zoom!

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

Please click here to to register. Contact Denise (during office hours) if you have any questions on registration: 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email

Thank you for your continued understanding and support during these very troubling and challenging times.

We pray for you every day, for your health and safety and peace of mind. We pray for you with deep gratitude that you are our friend. God bless you.

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Bookstore & Gift Shop Online!

Exciting news!

We are pleased to announce that a selection of your favorite items from the Glastonbury Abbey Bookstore & Gift Shop is available online. It is surely a work in progress and new items will be added weekly.

Please click here to shop!

We invite you to tell us what you think by emailing us at We welcome your feedback and are also open to suggestions!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical bookstore & gift shop remains closed. We are working to see if we can restore a physical store in the near future. Stay tuned!

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

Thank you for your patronage and for your understanding. Let us continue to pray for deliverance and wisdom.

Fr. Albrecht Nyce
Bookstore & Gift Shop Manager

Meditation with Br. Matthias: Mondays, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. via Facebook Live

Meditation is an opportunity to offer peace, love, and compassion during hectic times. Meditation is now online, via Zoom. Please contact Br. Matthias at, for 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