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Millennium Year

1018 - 2018

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Welcome to our

Millennium Year

1018 - 2018

click here for a list of events

Welcome ...

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)
Lauds (Morning Prayer)06:4507:45

Sext (Midday Prayers)
Not a public Office


Not a public Office

Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:30
18:30 (with Benediction on Sunday)

Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday

Saturdays at 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment
Saint Benedict's, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AJ   Times

Saturday - First Mass of Sunday

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


Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ
Thursday   09:15 - subject to change or cancellation; please call to confirm
Sunday   09:00

Monthly Music

Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming events

Grand-Orgue Recital Series: Richard Lester

Sat 10th November, 19:30 | £10.00

Sat 10th November, 19:30 International recitalist Richard Lester performs François Couperin’s Messe pour les Couvents, with plainsong sung by the gentlemen of the Abbey Choir. The concert also includes music by Messiaen and Bach.

The Collati Singers: Eternal Light

Saturday 24th November - 19:30 | £10.00

Requiem by Howard Goodall plus a selection of unaccompanied baroque and renaissance motets The Collati Singers Trefor Farrow Director

Royal School of Church Music Carol Service

Saturday 1st December, 4.30pm |

A 'Come and Sing' Carol Service sung by associated choirs of the Royal School of Church Music

Exeter Chamber Choir: Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday 1st December -19:30 | £10.00

Vivaldi's Gloria, with traditional Christmas carols & festive music by Praetorius, Ešenvalds and Daldorph Exeter Chamber Choir Andrew Daldorph Director

Devon Bell Ringers Carol Service

Sun 9th December, 3.00pm |

Service accompanied by organ and brass, with congregational carols, readings and carols for choir. Tower bell ringing from 2.00pm and after the service until 5.00pm.

Voces: Ave Maria

Saturday 8th December - 19:30 | £10.00

From the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption through the music of Dufay, Byrd, Victoria and other early composers. Voces Martyn Warren Director

Stanborough Chorus: A Celebration of Christmas **CANCELLED**

Saturday 15th December - 19:30 |

Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled

Festival Carol Service

Sunday 23rd December - 15:00 |

Festival Carol Service A sequence of seasonal music and readings for Christmas

Organ Recital: La Nativité du Seigneur

Sun 6th January 2019 4.30pm |

International recitalist Richard Lester performs Olivier Messiaen's organ mediation inspired by the birth of Christ. Each movement of La Nativité serves as a musical commentary on a different aspect of the Christmas story. There will be a short pre-recital talk at 15:15 in the Monastic Guest Hall about this fascinating work.

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

Blessed Sacrament Procession - 9th September 2018

Bishop Mark asked all the parishes of the Plymouth Diocese to have a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the main Mass on the Sunday of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress held in Liverpool.

The Millennium Mysteries - the Buckfast Play September 2018

The 'Millennium Mysteries' by David Robinson was especially commissioned for the Millennium Year.

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 ...

Talk by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie

Talk by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie - The Just War

English Benedictine Congregation Conference

The English Benedictine Congregation unites autonomous Roman Catholic Benedictine communities of monks and nuns and will hold their Conference at Buckfast Abbey

St. Simon & St. Jude - Votive Mass

Monastic celebration of Mass. Abbot Primate will preside on Saturday 27th October.