Actively helping to build Glastonbury as a centre of pilgrimage by offering a range of services to pilgrims, visitors and residents including information, teaching and support.
Glastonbury Information Centre
St Dunstan's House,
Magdalene Street, BA6 9EL.
Hours of Opening:
Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
Tel: 01458 832954
Since time immemorial, people have journeyed to Glastonbury in order to immerse themselves in a deep cauldron of legend, romance, myth and history. A centre of pilgrimage for millennia, this small Somerset market town has a powerful attraction drawing people from different walks and paths of life, from all over the world.
The potpourri of independent shops, artisan cafés, and organisations on a bustling High Street abounds with diversity and experiences. With more than seventy practising faiths and beliefs, Glastonbury of the 21st century has emerged as a place that honours diversity and this is reflected in the wide and varied activities and colourful personalities that can be found in this vibrant, captivating place.
If this is your first time here, we offer you a warm welcome. Take some time to enjoy our website - there's a lot to explore here! We hope our Pilgrim Reception Team can assist you in person, to find out more about our sacred town, how you might experience it in a way that suits you best, and explore all that Glastonbury has to offer.
An introduction to pilgrimage, with particular emphasis on contemporary pilgrimage in Glastonbury.
Get a deeper Glastonbury experience with experienced and knowledgeable local guides.
PLACES TO VISIT
Glastonbury has a lot to offer a visitor. Explore the special places and find out more about them.
THERAPIES & HEALING
Visitors often find that an important part of planning a visit is the wonderful range of healing therapies on offer.
Discover this world-renowned symbol of Unity through Diversity
Glastonbury abounds with tarot, angel, psychic, rune, astrological readers and many more.
Find accommodation to suit your needs. Many offer therapies and support during your visit.
Explore the diverse faiths, beliefs and spiritual practices in Glastonbury and celebrate the Unity in our Diversity
There are several long-distance walking trails passing close or through Glastonbury. The most famous one is the Michael/Mary line.
Unity through Diversity in Glastonbury
Our organisation has an ethos of Unity through Diversity but this is not to suggest we feel all faiths and paths are the same, or that they should be.
It is an expression which has been in use for thousands of years and in essence, can be seen to imply the working together of all aspects of a community without losing the special personality and beliefs of the individual projects and people involved. We acknowledge that diverse beliefs and practices can present complex and difficult challenges creating chasms that often-times are difficult to bridge. However, rather than focus on the discordant differences, our goals are to create ‘living spaces’ where acceptance, understanding and co-existence can be found, demonstrating how together, we can live well, whilst remaining different.
"Building bridges between diverse beliefs is essential if we want to live in a community that has great social cohesion. It doesn’t have to mean we have to all become one homogenised blob of humanity, but it CAN mean that we respect each other, even if we don’t agree. We can also take our acceptance one step further, by proactively encouraging and supporting people of good heart and intention on their own path through life. We know only too well that there is widespread agreement that bridge building can be successful in reducing prejudice and hostility between different groups and in helping people to live peacefully alongside each other." Morgana West
The Glastonbury Unity Candle
Find out who we are and about our work and some of the projects we have undertaken.
An Avalon Anthem