28th April 2018 - Due to the installation of our new pipe organ, we regret to say that access to the Abbey Church is severely restricted today and tomorrowDesiring 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.
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 Saturday||Sunday|
|Vespers in Latin||18:30||18:30. 19:00 Benediction|
|Buckfast Abbey with the Community
||Blessed Sacrament Chapel
|Monday to Saturday
|Saint Benedict, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
|Monday and Thursday
|| 09:15 - Subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm
|Saturday - Vigil Mass
|Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, Ashburton
|Wednesday and Friday
|| 10:00 - subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm
|Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent
Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey
George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 27th May
Sat 27th May | Free with retiring collection
George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 27th May 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00
George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 17th June
Sat 17th June 2017 | Free with retiring collection
George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 17th June 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00.