Glastonbury Abbey News

“Celebrating over 60 years of peace and prayer
….a welcoming presence for all”

Glastonbury Abbey remains closed

However, we do have some good news to share!

Sunday Masses will be offered outdoors starting July 5th. Details to follow.

Watch our daily Mass (Mon.– Sat. at noon; Sun. at 9:30) online on our Facebook page. Please click here to access.

The Glastonbury Abbey Institute Committee has been meeting (via Zoom) to discuss ways to bring you programs, such as the Listening to Other Voices lecture series, in a virtual setting. Also, the Bookstore is working on going online. We will keep you posted!

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

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The faith education and spiritual enrichment programs sponsored by the Glastonbury Abbey Institute provide educational opportunities for people of all faiths to connect with others and interact with the world around them.

The Glastonbury Abbey Institute presents an extensive array of educational and cultural offerings each year. Details of the 2019-2020 programs are available here. All programs take place in the Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA, unless noted otherwise. Donations gratefully received. Call 781-749-2155, x300 to register or if you have any questions. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Coming up in March:

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6:30 p.m. Lenten Suppers: weekly simple suppers of soup and bread, followed by a spiritual reflection.
March 12, 7:45 p.m. TAIZE service at the Abbey Church.
March 19, 7:15 p.m. Listening to Other Voices, Cantor Rosalie Will, "Jewish Liturgical Music: is it "Music" or is it "Prayer?"
March 23, 7:15 p.m., Commonweal Conversation, "Nationalism / Nativism."
March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Day of Reflection with Fr. Albrecht Nyce, OSB, "Science and Religion."

Full details of the above programs are available here.

Sunday Supper: Sunday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.

Monthly supper served by the monks for those living alone or in difficult circumstances. Please join us for a nice, home-cooked meal!

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

Meditation at the Abbey: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Meditation is an opportunity to offer peace, love, and compassion during hectic times. Meditation is now indoors at the Morcone Center. (Compline with the Monks optional at 7:45 p.m. in the Church after Meditation.)


All are welcome to join us for a peaceful and spiritual retreat at our beautiful abbey. Offering includes accommodation and meals. Advance registration is required. Please contact our retreat office 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email

April 9 - 12:
The Sacred Triduum Retreat

Facilitator: The Monastic Community

Suggested Offering: $220 (includes 3 nights' accommodation and meals)

Join the monks of Glastonbury Abbey in celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours and the Sacred Liturgy of the Easter Triduum. Two presentations on the spirituality of the Triduum, as well as an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, will provide insight for reflection and a deeper immersion into the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.