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April - October 2017 - Due to the installation of our new pipe organ, we regret to say that access to some areas of the Abbey Church is restricted at times.

Desiring to find a peaceful location to continue their monastic community after the anti-clerical laws were enacted in France, the monks of the community of La Pierre-qui-vire were driven from their homeland and re-established monastic life at Buckfast in 1882.

Today, those who come to the monastery are often drawn by the expectation of peace - of a place of calm in a rather hectic world.

Visitors to Buckfast are struck by this atmosphere of calm, an absence of noise and other more worldly distractions. This is true even of the more secular visitor or group.

Benedictine spirituality at Buckfast Abbey is firmly rooted. It is not swept together from all sorts of spiritual traditions; it offers a measured approach, it does not make haste; it contains nothing mysterious or esoteric; it does not focus on the spiritual quest of any individual, but on the growth of the person living in a community - whether religious or secular.

For people wishing to stay for a while or for those who make a more casual visit, for schools and other specialist groups, there is certainly scope to offer a variety of rich encounters here at Buckfast Abbey.

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.

Due to the installation of the new Abbey Organ, the only part of the Divine Office that is available to the public is Vespers. This will be the case for the foreseeable future.



Monday to SaturdaySunday
Vespers in Latin18:3018:30. 19:00 Benediction



Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to 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 concerts

The Collati Singers

Sat 18th Nov | Free with retiring collection

The Collati Singers at Buckfast Abbey Performing: The Western Wind Mass by Taverner Stabat Mater by Palestrina Lux Aeterna by Lauridsen Organist: Richard Lea Conductor: Trefor Farrow

Voces Concert - pre concert meal available

25th Nov 2017 | Free with retiring collection

Voces Concert with pre-concert meal available.

Click here to see all our events

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

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Conference - Fatima 100 Years Later - 12th and 13th October 2017

Two day conference - Fatima 100 Years Later. HE Cardinal Burke gave the keynote address. The photographs show Bishop Mark of Plymouth and Abbot David with the Cardinal and also the celebration of a Pontifical Low Mass on the two days of the conference.

Millennium Book Launch - 6th October 2017

Launch of the book “Buckfast Abbey – History, Art and Architecture”, written to celebrate the millennium of the Foundation Charter granted in 1018 AD.

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 ...

Quiet Day at Buckfast Abbey led by Dom Christopher Delany O.S.B.

Forgive and Forget - is it possible to forget? Sat 21st Oct 10.00am - 3.00pm. Violet Evelyn Hall, Southgate Retreat Centre, Buckfast Abbey. (This Day is a repeat of the Quiet Day on the 23rd Sep which is now fully booked)

School of the Annunciation - Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony for the School of the Annunciation Students.

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey - Garden Department

A tour up to the gardeners base and glasshouses with the Abbey's Head Gardener.