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


309 N. Tabor
in Downtown Bryan

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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.


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.



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


“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.”


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.