Glastonbury Abbey News

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Glastonbury Abbey is Open for All Services

Please join us in person or pray with us online on Facebook or YouTube.

Click here for the daily schedule.

SUNDAY MASS IS OUTDOORS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER (weather permitting).

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

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey


The Synod on Synodality


Background: In October 2021, Pope Francis called the Church to join in a "Synod on Synodality," a three-year process for the entire church to pray, listen to each other and walk together as we move forward in the life of the Church. A small group of lay people at Glastonbury Abbey have answered that call and have formed The Lay Synod Initiative.

The process is now complete and the steering committee is pleased to share the report. To read the report, click here.

Any questions? Please email synodinfo@glastonburyabbey.org for more information.

Spiritual Enrichment Programs 2022


Our spiritual enrichment programs have concluded for the 2021-2022 season but will return in the Fall.

Our 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

Glastonbury Abbey’s Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series will return in the Fall. The theme for the 2022-23 program is "The Journey Continues: Reclaiming the Heart of Faith." More info coming soon!

The program for 2021-2022 is now complete. The theme was "Hope and Healing in a Fractured World - A Faith Response." Click here for more information on the full program.

The 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 almost all of the lecture series presentations are available online. Please click here for more information.

Abbey Gift & Bookstore

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed 11:45 - 12:45 for Mass)
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed 11:45 - 12:45 for Mass)
Sunday 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Questions? Email us at glastonburybookstore@gmail.com. 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

Our Monday meditation class is in-person and is indoors at the Morcone Center at 6:30 p.m.
To receive updates on meditation classes, send an email to information@glastonburyabbey.org and you will be added to the email list (your email will only be used for meditation updates).

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 spiritualdirection@glastonburyabbey.org