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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.



Monday to Saturday
Sunday
Vigils
05:45
06:45
Lauds
06:45
07:45
Midday Prayer
13:00
13:00
None
14:00 (not open to the public)

Vespers in Latin
18:30
18:30. 19:00 Benediction
Compline in Latin
21:00
21:00



Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Saturday
08:00
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

George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant

Sat 29th April 2017 | Free with retiring collection

Saturday 29th April 2017 19:30 Harpsichord recital. Richard Lester Harpsichord. The Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. Entry Free with retiring collection.

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. 19:00 Saturday 27th May 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00

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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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.

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Devon Chamber of Commerce 'Crunchy Breakfast'

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