Middleway urban monastery

Our mission is to provide space for those seeking hope, comfort and peace as they explore ways of experiencing God’s love.

We emphasize Christian spirituality.

Open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday

and on some evenings and Saturdays

as noted on our Events calendar

IMG_4343_edited.jpg

309 N. Tabor
in Downtown Bryan

take a video tour

Upcoming events

Blue Christmas

All month long we have Blue Christmas cards of encouragement to pick up in our foyer for you, a family member or a friend who experiences sadness for any reason during the holidays. Then, on Dec. 21, we will have a Blue Christmas prayer service, 7-8 p.m.

First Friday and Wassail at the Monastery

First Friday find us in the parking lot at St. Andrew's Episcopal, 217 W. 26th, Dec. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. for kids art activity and an invitation to our December events. Then attend our come and go for a cup of wassail and enjoy a few minutes of our soon-to-be famous hospitality as you begin the busy season. Dec. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.

Spirituality and 12-Steps

Richard Rohr's "Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps" meets on Tuesday evenings through Dc. 13. The monastery is open from 5-8 p.m. and the book discussion component, led by Amy and Michael Thompson, is part of the evening. People in any 12-Step program and their friends and families are especially welcome to the monastery during this time.

Common Threads

A monthly gathering for people who enjoy a variety of thread arts. Bring your own project (or one from the past) to work on while sharing about where God has shown up in our lives, Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

FRIENDS OF ST. JOAN

This new group is a monthly gathering for youth and young adults who identify as LGBTQIA+. Join us in a safe place to explore spirituality monthly on the third Mondays, 6-8 p.m., led by Jodie Robinson and Amy Thompson. Pizza will be provided. Next event: Dec. . 19.

IN THE NEWS

THE BATTALION

The monastery presents itself spiritually as humbly as it does physically. Taking its name from the ancient phrase "via media," it is a picture of moderation between the "high" and "low" churches of the area

THE EAGLE

“My experience of church is churches are built for extroverts. It’s harder to find those quiet moments in a church’s life. … A place dedicated toward spirituality, meditation, contemplation, I think is necessary.”

KBTX

On Friday evening, the Middleway Urban Monastery offered people the opportunity to walk for peace, as a form of experiential prayer, for the situation in Ukraine and other parts of the world in chaos.