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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, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh            
    Times
Monday and Thursday
    09:15 - Subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm
Saturday - Vigil Mass
    17:00


Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, Ashburton
    Times                                                                                                                                                 
Wednesday and Friday
    10:00 - subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm
Sunday
    10:30


Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent
    Times                                                                                                              
Sunday
    09:00



Monthly Music

Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming concerts

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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Summer Food Fair - 15th July 2017

Locally sourced produce available in the Abbey grounds. The event organised by The Grange, the restaurant adjacent to the Abbey Church.

Run to the Son - 23rd-25th June 2017

Diocese of Plymouth at Buckfast - Prayer and Inspiration forMission. Photographs show the Vigil which started at 23:30, followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, then Dawn Mass on Sunday morning celebrated by the Bishop at 05:30.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
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Kindness: a School Mass

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Baptism of Teddy

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School of the Annunciation - Foundations of Philosophy for Faith

Foundations of Philosophy for Faith 4-day summer school.

School of the Annunciation - Science and Religion

Science and Religion 4-day summer school at Buckfast Abbey.

School of the Annunciation - Sacred Beauty in a Catholic Culture

Sacred Beauty in a Catholic Culture 4-day summer school at Buckfast Abbey.