The Abbey of the Way is located in the Tatnuck section of Worcester, about 1.5 miles west of the city center. Berwick Street is noted for its collection of stately homes, situated on an unusually quiet “L-shaped” street. #48 was constructed in the late 19th century, in a Queen Anne style, with a significant addition created in the 1920s. The home features high ceilings, expansive windows, generous rooms, and a large back yard. The Cowan family has lived in the house since 1955, and the address was a frequent gathering place for city leaders and community improvement planning. Since becoming The Abbey, such gatherings have continued, but now for the express purpose of deepening the lives of Christian leaders and enhancing the influence of God’s Kingdom in the region and beyond. Day visitors and overnight guests report a deep sense of God’s Presence, Peace, and Rest here.
Father Len and Hallie Cowan serve as the Abbot and Abbess of The Abbey of The Way Community, a small group that shares its vision for prayer and spiritual formation, assists in its ministry focused on Christian leaders, and lives its Way of Life.