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Abbey House

Quiet Days & Retreats for all faiths and paths
+44 (0)1458 831112   info@abbeyhouse.org

Individual Retreats

Individual retreatants are most welcome. 

Ideas for a Successful Retreat

Abbey House offer a range of individually guided retreat plans to help you - topics include Nature, Spirituality, Time to Think and Pray and The Benedictine Way.

The library has a good collection of books on Spirituality, prayer, icons, painting, embroidery, Martin Israel, Glastonbury, calligraphy and more. We also have a selection of arts and craft materials available.

There are some board games and jigsaws too.

Additional Ideas to Enhance Your Retreat


  • Guided tour on foot of Glastonbury's Sacred sites
  • Visits to local village churches
  • Visit to the Bird Reserve at Westhay - acknowledged for successfully breeding Bitterns and in winter for amazing aerial displays by starlings coming to roost.

Prayer Services, Communion & Spiritual Direction

  • There are several churches in Glastonbury - St John's, St Benedict's, St Patrick's and St Margaret's are all Anglican. Also there are a United Reformed Church, Methodist church, St Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Community church.
  • Morning Prayer is said and communion celebrated somewhere within walking distance on most days of the week.
  • There is a Quaker Meeting in Street - a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride.
  • Wells Cathedral is 6 miles away served by a regular bus from just outside the retreat house.

What to Bring?

Abbey House is situated in the centre of town but within minutes of good country walks and the Tor.

  • Walking gear
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Camera (we get some spectacular sunsets over the Abbey ruins!)

Read what our visitors have to say ...

A Huge Thank You to Rob and all staff at Abbey House for making my retreat stay so enjoyable.

You were all so kind and helpful, I shall remember you for a very long time.

My stay in Somerset could not have been a better experience.

Thank you all and much love,

Robin  [ more ]