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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.

Click here for a list of Holy Week services



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

Bank Holiday Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons

Monday 6th May 2019, 14:30 | Free Entry

Timothy Parsons, Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, performs a popular programme including William Walton's Suite from Henry V, Bach's monumental Passacaglia, and Timothy's own transcription of the Cavatina from Beethoven's String Quartet in B flat, Op. 130.

Early Music Collective: Bach Motets

Saturday 25th May 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

The Motets are considered the pinnacle of the Baroque choral repertoire and are amongst the most celebrated and formidable music of the period. They radiate deep abiding faith and confidence in the Almighty and offer great spiritual sustenance in time of human difficulty. The opportunity to hear all six live is rare and one not to be missed.

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 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

Good Friday 2019

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion At 3 p.m. on Good Friday, Churches all over the world re-live the moment when our Lord Jesus Christ died to set us free from sin and death. Reading the gospel account of His crucifixion, venerating an image of that terrible and glorious moment, and receiving Him into our bodies in the Holy Eucharist, we stand at the foot of his Cross in sorrow and hope; sorrow that our sins are what make it necessary for him to die, and hope that we will stand with Him again, with all our sins forgiven, as he rises from the dead.

Maundy Thursday 2019

Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Celebrating the Lord’s gift of the Holy Eucharist. This Mass includes the Washing of the Feet in imitation of Jesus at the Last Supper, when he washed his discples’ feet to show them what true love, and true leadership, looks like. The Mass ends with a procession taking the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose.

Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms

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 ...

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday Service

Holy Week Services

Services for Holy Week at Buckfast Abbey

Bank Holiday Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons

Timothy Parsons, Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, performs a popular programme including William Walton's Suite from Henry V, Bach's monumental Passacaglia, and Timothy's own transcription of the Cavatina from Beethoven's String Quartet in B flat, Op. 130.