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. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 50 years.
Click here to see a video of Father Thomas in the News!
Brother Daniel is the Prior, the administrative assistant to the Abbot. He is a member of the Abbot's Council. He is the Director of the Abbey Center, overseeing and directing its programs and maintenance 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 giving spiritual direction. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 44 years.
Father Timothy compiles calendars for Mass & priest assignments and Mass stipends. A licensed theologian, he is a writer and 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 and the monastic representative on the Glastonbury Abbey Institute. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 42 years.
Father Nicholas was abbot of the community from 1986-2008. He is now Director of our Retreat Programs and the retreat houses. He gives retreats himself as well as spiritual enrichment classes and spiritual direction. He is also Oblate Director, and is in charge of maintenance of our buildings. Additionally, he is the Formation Director. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 55 years.
Father Gerald works with the office staff completing various projects. He also assists Chef John in the kitchen with preparation and baking. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 55 years.
Brother David is Choirmaster and Organist. He is also infirmarian, on the retreat team, prepares the Sunday music sheet, records books read in the refectory and is archivist. Bro. David is secretary of the Chapter and of the legal corporation of the Abbey. He is a member of the Sunday Liturgy Committee. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 51 years.
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 for 28 years.
Andrew is the church sacristan. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 23 years.
Father Albrecht was ordained a priest on November 17, 2018. He manages the Glastonbury Abbey book store and gift shop, and also helps 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. He has been at Glastonbury Abbey for 9 years.
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