Georgia Bulletin

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An exterior view of the Abbey Church of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. A fund drive is established for continuing renovations and updates to the church, which recently reopened to the public.


How to help the Monastery of the Holy Spirit fund drive

By GRETCHEN KEISER, Special to the Bulletin | Published August 5, 2022

CONYERS—The Abbey Church of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, built by the monks in the 1960s, is undergoing a needed renovation and restoration. 

Persevering despite the pandemic, the work has already brought newly crafted choir stalls for the Cistercian community and new pews for visitors, while also restoring the beauty of the original elements in the church. New lighting, a sound system and air conditioning of the church are projects underway and the addition of two bathrooms for visitors is necessary and planned. 

A fund drive has a goal of $3.4 million. About $800,000 has been raised so far, but the support of the public is needed. Visitors, friends, supporters of the monastery and all in the archdiocese are invited to help with this drive, if possible. 

For information, visit (the “Giving” tab at bottom of page) or call Brother Callistus Crichlow, OCSO, at 678-964-2237. Donations can be made online, by phone or mail. If donating by mail, please make a check payable to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit and send to the monastery, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers, GA 30094, Attention: Brother Callistus. It is also possible to arrange a donation with pledge payments by calling the number above.