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Millennium Year

1018 - 2018

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Welcome to our

Millennium Year

1018 - 2018

click here for a list of events

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Service Times

The monks celebrate the Divine Office and Mass together each day in the Abbey Church. Most of these services are open to the public.


Monday to FridaySaturday - Sunday
Matins (Office of Readings)
05:4506:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)06:4507:45

Sext (Midday Prayers)
Not a public Office

13:00
13:00

None
Not a public Office

14:00
14:00
Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:30
18:30 (with Benediction on Sunday)
Compline20:15
20:15




Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday
08:00
12:05
Saturday
12:05
-
Sunday
10:30
09:00


Saturdays at 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment
Saint Benedict's, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AJ   Times

Saturday - First Mass of Sunday


   17:00
Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AT   Times
Wednesday and Friday.   10:00 - subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm

Sunday


   10:30
Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ
   Times
Thursday   09:15 - subject to change or cancellation; please call to confirm
Sunday   09:00



Monthly Music

Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming events

The Collati Singers: Eternal Light

Saturday 24th November - 19:30 | £10.00

Requiem by Howard Goodall plus a selection of unaccompanied baroque and renaissance motets The Collati Singers Trefor Farrow Director

Royal School of Church Music Carol Service

Saturday 1st December, 4.30pm |

A 'Come and Sing' Carol Service sung by associated choirs of the Royal School of Church Music

Exeter Chamber Choir: Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday 1st December -19:30 | £10.00

Vivaldi's Gloria, with traditional Christmas carols & festive music by Praetorius, Ešenvalds and Daldorph Exeter Chamber Choir Andrew Daldorph Director

Devon Bell Ringers Carol Service

Sun 9th December, 3.00pm |

Service accompanied by organ and brass, with congregational carols, readings and carols for choir. Tower bell ringing from 2.00pm and after the service until 5.00pm.

Voces: Ave Maria

Saturday 8th December - 19:30 | £10.00

From the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption through the music of Dufay, Byrd, Victoria and other early composers. Voces Martyn Warren Director

Stanborough Chorus: A Celebration of Christmas **CANCELLED**

Saturday 15th December - 19:30 |

Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled

Festival Carol Service

Saturday 22nd December - 15:00 |

Festival Carol Service A sequence of seasonal music and readings for Christmas

Organ Recital: La Nativité du Seigneur

Sun 6th January 2019 4.00pm |

International recitalist Richard Lester performs Olivier Messiaen's organ mediation inspired by the birth of Christ. Each movement of La Nativité serves as a musical commentary on a different aspect of the Christmas story. There will be a short pre-recital talk at 15:15 in the Monastic Guest Hall about this fascinating work.

How To Get Here

By Road Buckfast Abbey is 0.5 miles from the A38 Devon Expressway, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.

By Rail The nearest stations are Newton Abbot and Totnes, both only 20 minutes drive from the Abbey.

By Bus The local bus service, Stagecouch number 88, operates from Newton Abbot and Totnes to Buckfast. There is also a coach service between Exeter and Plymouth which stops in Buckfastleigh. The Abbey is a half-mile walk.

Entrance and parking is FREE and there is easy access to all facilities.


Contacts

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Please address postal enquiries to the appropriate department at:
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE
Telephone Main Switchboard: 01364 645500

Parish Priest
Fr. Francis: 01364 645526

Events and General Enquiries
Mr Geoff Pring: 01364 645532 or use the contact form.

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
Tel: 01364 645530 or use the booking form.
Buckfast Abbey Accommodation
Tel: 01364 645630

Commemoration of All Souls - 2nd November 2018

On the eve of All Souls the graves of past members of the Community are lighted with lamps. Following the Conventual Mass the Monastic Cemetery is blessed.

Millennium Monastic Celebration - 27th October 2018

The Abbot Primate, the Right Reverend Gregory Polan O.S.B. presided at a Solemn Mass on Saturday 27th October in thanksgiving for the Millennium Anniversary of the Granting of the Foundation Charter. Representatives of Monastic Communities were present for the Mass. This Monastic Celebration was held at this time, as monks returned to Buckfast on 28th October 1882 and rebuilt the monastery on its medieval foundations. As the 28th, the feast of Saints Simon and Jude was a Sunday, a votive Mass of the Apostles was celebrated the day before.

English Benedictine Congregation Conference - October 2018

The E.B.C. Continuing Formation Commission arranged a conference at Buckfast with the theme "Taking Responsibility for Your Community". Representatives from all the communities of the E.B.C. were present. Speakers were Baroness Sheila Hollins, Sister Anna Brennan and Abbot Jeremias Schroeder. The conference was also assisted by Caryn Vanstone, Bruno Dalbiez, Father Andrew Browne and Marie Grant.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The doctrine of the Trinity contains within it the reason for the uniqueness of humanity’s relationship with God – Jesus, being true God and true man unites divinity ...

Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

Jesus says that we must love others as he loves us. We must think about what he might mean by this. In the first place we know that he showed his love by allowing ...

Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

Living as a Christian means wanting to be a complete human being. We easily think of the Christian claim that Jesus is God, but we should also think that Jesus is a human being in the fullest ...

Silent Retreat - Plymouth Diocese

A ‘Taster’ retreat for those who would like to try a retreat for the first time.

Millennium Christmas Food and Craft Weekend

The Christmas Event will be across 3 locations – Schiller Hall, the downstairs of the Guest Hall and The Grange Terrace.
At this years Christmas Food and Craft Fair we have:-

Craft Stalls
Food Stalls
Food and Drink workshops
Craft Workshops
Kids Activities (Education department)
Christmas BBQ
Mulled Wine/Cider/Applejuice
Roast Chestnuts
Carol Singing and Live Entertainment
Internal Department Stalls

Royal School of Church Music Carol Service

A 'Come and Sing' Carol Service sung by associated choirs of the Royal School of Church Music