Glastonbury Abbey News

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

Glastonbury Abbey is Open!

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

Due to popular demand, we will continue to live stream all Masses on Facebook.

The Morcone Conference Center is also open as is our smaller retreat house, Whiting House.

Stonecrest, our larger retreat house, will re-open around Advent, once we have raised all the funds to make improvements and bring it up to code. Thanks to those of you who have contributed so far.

Welcome back. We have missed you!

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

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey

Monday, October 4, 2021
Glastonbury Abbey's Twenty-First Golf Classic & Auction

Join us for Glastonbury Abbey’s Twenty-First Golf Tournament and Auction at Hatherly Country Club in Scituate. This promises to be a great day of golf! We also have the unique monks’ putting contest. If you are interested in golfing, sponsoring, or donating, please call Gillian 781-749-2155 ext. 331 or email for more information.

Please click here for the golf brochure.

Spiritual Enrichment Programs Are Open for Registration!

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

We are offering almost all of our programs in person and via Zoom. 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.

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 full program or please click here to register for our Fall lectures.

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.

Abbey Gift & Bookstore Open!

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 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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).

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