Set on 60 acres of woodland in Hingham, Glastonbury Abbey provides a peaceful place for private reflection. A community of Benedictine monks lives at the monastery, founded in 1954 by the Abbey of St. Benedict of Benet Lake, Wis. The monastic life revolves around prayer and hospitality, and visitors to Glastonbury are always welcome.

Set on 60 acres of woodland in Hingham, Glastonbury Abbey provides a peaceful place for private reflection.


A community of Benedictine monks lives at the monastery, founded in 1954 by the Abbey of St. Benedict of Benet Lake, Wis.


The monastic life revolves around prayer and hospitality, and visitors to Glastonbury are always welcome.


Prayer services are held five times daily, and the chapel is open for private prayer from just before 6:30 a.m. until at least 8 p.m.


Although located in suburban surroundings, the abbey is on rising land, apart from the sounds of the outside world. The abbey has outdoor Stations of the Cross and shrines to saints Mary and Benedict, and outdoor reflection and meditation are permitted.


Public worship services begin at 6:30 a.m. and go on throughout the day. Upcoming Lenten events include almsgiving for the poor and a weekly soup and bread supper at the Abbey Center at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 25, plus Tuesday, March 16.


Want to go?


Glastonbury Abbey is at 16 Hull St., Hingham. Call 781-749-2155. Or visit www.glastonburyabbey.org.