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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)
06:3006:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)07:4507:45

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)
Compline20:00
20:00 (In private on Saturday)



Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday
09:00
12:05
Saturday
12:05
-
Sunday
10:30
9:00


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

Choral Vespers sung by RSCM Voices West

Saturday 6th July 2019, 16:00 | Free Entry

RSCM Voices West sing a service of Choral Vespers, including music by Richard Lloyd, Palestrina and Rachmaninoff.

Grand-Orgue Recital: Peter Stevens

Saturday 13th July 2019, 19:30 | £15.00 / £10.00

Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral and former Organ Scholar of King's College, Cambridge performs a exquisite programme including Charles-Marie Widor's Symphonie Romane, Cesar Franck's Choral No. 1 and Marcel Dupre's Deuxième Symphonie. There is a pre-concert two-course meal available in the Grange Restaurant at 18:00 for only £19.75.

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.


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Please address postal enquiries to the appropriate department at:
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE


Telephone
Information
Telephone Main Switchboard01364 645500
Please call this number for general enquires.
Buckfast Abbey Book Shop
01364 645506
Online Shop Click Here
The Grange Restaurant
01364 645504
Opening Times Click Here
Buckfast Abbey Gardens
01364 645507
Garden Events Click Here
Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
01364 645530
Conference Website
Buckfast Abbey Accommodation
01364 645630
For Retreats for men please click here for the Monastery
For Retreats for women and married couples please click here for Southgate
Buckfast Abbey Works Dept.
01364 645502

Buckfast Abbey Bee Dept.
01364 645514
Bee Courses Click Here
Parish PriestFr. Francis: 01364 645526


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St Mary's Catholic School new 'Well-being' Garden, blessed by Fr Francis

The Well-being Garden was blessed by Father Francis Superior of the Abbey Monastery, the garden was designed & built by the abbey garden department. The idea was to provide an area of peace and stillness in a busy school day.



Oaks and Acorns

Please note that the session on the 18th June has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child (for children aged 2-5) - Grandparents FREE! (only pay for childrens tickets during booking) Book is essential
Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Summer Food & Craft Fair 2019

Summer Food & Craft Fair at the Grange Restaurant

10am - 4pm Free Entry and parking, assistance dogs only. Public parking for this event is located off the old A38, Buckfastleigh to Ashburton Road. A shuttle bus operates to and from the Fair site. (The main Abbey car park is reserved for coaches and Blue Badge holders only). We are well underway in the planning of our forthcoming Summer Food & Craft Fair on 6th July 2019, 10am - 4pm. We have a fabulous mix of local producers, skilled craftsmen and entertainment for all the family. Live Demo Stage We are pleased that Peter Gorton, Michelin Star Chef, will be compèring live demos on the day. 10.30-11.00 – John Hughes – Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre 11.15-11.45 – Jim Fisher – Exeter Cookery School 12.00-12.30 – The Chefs of ColJan - Ashburton 12.30-1.30 (lunch break) 1.30-2.00 – Ethan MacDonald – The Salutation 2.15-2.45 – The Chefs of Gather - Totnes 3.00 – 3.30 – David Beazley – Foraging Expert

Choral Vespers sung by RSCM Voices West

RSCM Voices West sing a service of Choral Vespers, including music by Richard Lloyd, Palestrina and Rachmaninoff.