|Abbey Retreat House|
Chilkwell Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 8DH
Abbey House welcomes both groups and individuals for residential and non-residential visits. The Vision of Abbey House embodies a Christian welcome to people of all ages, seeking spiritual growth. From its roots in the Anglican tradition the house welcomes those of other Christian traditions and all those on a Spiritual Journey.
The Abbey is set in 37 acres of beautifully peaceful parkland in the centre of the ancient market town of Glastonbury. It is traditionally the first Christian sanctuary in Great Britain, visited, so legend has it, by Joseph of Arimathea and Saints David & Patrick. Many believe that the Holy Thorn tree that can be seen in the grounds originated from Joseph of Arimathea's staff and others are convinced that King Arthur was buried in the Abbey beside his lovely wife Queen Guinevere. Whatever one believes the facts are that the ruins are unique, the grounds provide a spot of peace and tranquility in an otherwise hectic world, and if the weather is poor there is the new Visitor's Centre with award winning Museum which includes a model of the Abbey as it might have looked in 1539, together with a display of the Town, a children's Display and the magnificent 16th century Othery Cope.
|Glastonbury Methodist Church|
Revd Nick Lakin
Lambrook Street, BA6 8BY
Our congregation comprises a wide age range, from babies to 90+ years. It is a friendly Christian family where all are welcome to worship God, share joys and burdens, and enjoy fellowship. We have a variety of forms of worship, led by our ordained Ministers and Local Preachers, where we can meet with our Great God in the quietness or in the sounds of praise and thanksgiving. We seek His Holy Spirit together, learn more of His love for each of us through Jesus Christ, and experience His touch on our lives.
|Glastonbury United Reform Church|
Revd Evelyn Ridout
The URC is found at the top of the High Street in a prominent position. The present building was built in the 19th century but worship has been held on the site since1662.
|Grace Community Church|
Landmark House, Wirral Park
There has been a Christian presence in Glastonbury since Roman times and we are part of the church that is still worshipping and working here. Our prayer is that you will be blessed by God and that you too will want to 'know Christ and make Him known'. We meet on a Sunday morning from 10.30am in Glastonbury at Landmark House.
|St Benedict's Church of England|
Revd David MacGeoch
Originally dedicated to St. Benignus, an Irish Saint who died at Meare 470 A.D. and whose remains were transferred to the Abbey in 1091 when then first church was built on the site. Built by Abbot Bere circa 1500 the present building is of Perpendicular design with the south Aisle added in 1896. The porch contains an interesting arched altar recess and small window facing the Abbey Gatehouse. Also has a fine set of roof corbels.
|St John's Church of England|
Revd David MacGeoch
We are fortunate to worship in such a beautiful and historic building. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand years. Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea, who gave his tomb for Christ's burial, came to Glastonbury. It is even suggested that, in an earlier visit, he brought the boy Jesus here. Hence Glastonbury is considered by many to be the cradle of Christianity in Britain.
|St Margaret’s Chapel and Magdalene Almshouses|
St Margaret’s Chapel, the Magdalene Almshouses and Quiet Garden are situated in a small, secluded site in a conservation area off Magdalene Street, Glastonbury. They have witnessed prayer and healing since the 13th Century when they were part of Glastonbury Abbey. The site is now managed by the Mary & Margaret Charity who are in the process of carrying out restoration and maintenance work which should be completed by October 2011.
|The Church of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury|
Father James Finan
St Mary's Presbytery, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EJ
The Restored Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury continues a tradition of pilgrimage and veneration of Our Lady in Glastonbury since the earliest days of Christianity in the UK. But we are not only a place of pilgrimage for visitors; the Shrine is also a thriving parish, known affectionately in the local community as 'St Mary's'
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Street
Friends Meeting House, High Street, Street, Somerset, BA16 0EB