Meet the Monks

Abbot Thomas was elected as the third Abbot on June 29th, 2013, having formerly been the Prior-Administrator for nearly two years. In addition to all that being Abbot entails, Fr. Thomas also gives spiritual direction, retreats and cursillos. He is liaison to Praesidium in the abbey’s certification as a Safe Place for Children and Adults; and is the Director of Formation and the Liturgical Director. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1968.
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Brother Daniel is the Prior, the administrative assistant to the Abbot. He is a member of the Abbot's Council; Director of the Retreat Program and houses; and is the Vocation Director. Br. Daniel also serves as the abbey's representative to the Hingham-Hull Religious Leaders Association. He is also active in ministry to the homeless and gives spiritual direction. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1973.
Father Timothy compiles calendars for Mass, and manages the Mass stipends and priest assignments. A licensed theologian, he is a writer--which includes a monthly blog, "Monastic Scribe," on our website--and a lecturer. He gives spiritual direction, leads pilgrimages and is in charge of the Library and purchase of periodicals. He is also co-chair of the Glastonbury Lecture Series committee. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1976.
Father Nicholas was abbot of the community from 1986-2008. He is now Master of Liturgical Ceremonies. He leads retreats as well as spiritual enrichment classes and spiritual direction. He is also in charge of maintenance of our buildings. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1963.
Brother David is Choirmaster and Organist. He is also on the retreat team, prepares the Sunday music sheet and is archivist. Bro. David is secretary of the Chapter and of the legal corporation of the Abbey. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1967.
Brother James sets up the coffee after Mass on Sundays and for other events. He helps with outdoor work in the grounds as well. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1990.
Andrew is the church sacristan. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 1995.
Father Albrecht was ordained a priest on November 17, 2018. He manages the Morcone Conference Center and is the Oblate Director. As well as helping maintain the Abbey’s Facebook page, he often provides IT, A/V and other technical support to his brother monks. He also serves as the Assistant Sacristan and is the monastic representative on the Glastonbury Abbey Institute. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 2009.
Brother Matthias assists in the Morcone Conference Center, as well as in the Mass Guild office. He is a part-time student of theology and conducts a weekly meditation session which is live-streamed on Facebook. He is an artist and a former chef. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 2017.
Brother Joseph manages the Glastonbury Abbey Gift & Bookstore. He uses his 40 years of broadcast experience and knowledge to live-stream the Mass and other services for our extended community, both local and all over the country. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey since 2019.