Glastonbury Abbey News

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

Glastonbury Abbey is Open for All Services

Please join us in person (masks are optional) or pray with us online on Facebook or YouTube.

Click here for the daily schedule.

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

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey


Glastonbury Abbey's 22nd Golf Classic


Monday, June 6, 2022 Hatherly Country Club, Scituate, MA

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR OUR BIGGEST AND ONLY FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR! Please: golf, sponsor, donate and/or dine with us. Registration is open.

Yes, the Monks Putting Contest is returning! And so is the dinner, which will be buffet-style this year.

This year, the auction will be outside on the Abbey Lawn on August 7.

You can email fayg@glastonburyabbey.org or call 781-749-2155 ext. 331 for more information.

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 will be sharing the report soon.

You can email synodinfo@glastonburyabbey.org for more information.

Spiritual Enrichment Programs 2022


Please click here to register or for more information on our 2022 spiritual enrichment programs and Listening to Other Voices lectures.

We are offering our programs as a mixture of in person only at the Morcone Center, via Zoom or both! We encourage everyone to register online for each event even if you plan on attending in person. That way, you will have the Zoom information if your plans to attend in person change or if we experience inclement weather.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are attending any of our programs at the Morcone Center, masks are required and proof of vaccination to be shown at the door. We thank you for your cooperation as we endeavor to keep everyone safe.

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 program for 2021-2022 is now complete. The theme this year 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 is OPEN!

May 28th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Br. Joe’s 2nd Annual Bizarre Bazaar. Please come by and see whatever Br. Joe has in store for you! He will also have vendors featuring their wares: jewelry, tee shirts, stained glass, etc.

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