Abbey House is the Bath & Wells Diocesan Retreat House. Situated in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, our residential guests enjoy free access to the Abbey ruins from our gardens. Our own extensive gardens have a summerhouse and a prayer walk. Glastonbury Abbey is one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain and we see ourselves continuing the work of the monks by offering hospitality and enabling people to address the deeper questions of life.
We can accommodate 34 resident guests in 18 single and eight twin bedrooms. These are all situated on the first floor though a stair lift is available. We have a reputation for serving delicious food and cater for a wide range of special diets.
The public rooms consist of St Dunstan’s chapel, which can accommodate up to 50 people; a large sitting room and library, both of which afford views of the Abbey ruins; and a smaller meeting room called the Martin Israel Room. There is also a cellar chapel dedicated to St Hilda. There is a loop system in St Dunstan’s Chapel and the Sitting Room and audio-visual equipment available to hirers.
Although we are a Christian Retreat House we welcome those from other spiritual traditions who wish to hire our facilities for their own retreats whilst maintaining a distinctive Christian ethos for our own programme of Quiet Days, longer themed retreats and special events. We also welcome those wanting a private retreat and have a House Chaplain available to individual retreatants.
Our programme this year includes monthly Quiet Days, a summer mixed media and painting retreat, a teaching day on Centering Prayer, both a weekday and a weekend Advent Retreat, and a Christmas Houseparty. Contact us to find out more on 01458 831112, email: email@example.com or via our website: www.abbeyhouse.org