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Buckfast Abbey - History, Art and Architecture

Buckfast Abbey - History, Art and Architecture

As part of the Abbey’s preparation for its millennial celebrations in 2018, a beautiful and authoritative new book has been commissioned to chronicle the remarkable story of the Abbey from 1018 to the present day.  Eleven nationally renowned experts have contributed accounts of its history, art and architecture.  Its 262 pages are lavishly illustrated with many specially commissioned photographs, maps, plans and reconstruction drawings.

Contributors

Speakers
Stewart Brown
Independent archaeologist and consultant to the abbey since the 1980s
Marian Campbell
Formerly Senior Curator of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, specialist in the decorative arts of the Middle Ages.
Bridget Cherry
Architectural historian who was general editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides and revised Devon in that series.
Roderick O’Donnell
Scholar of the historic architecture of the Catholic church and expert on Pugin
Nicholas Orme
Historian of church history, especially of the south west. Emeritus professor of history at Exeter University
Robert Proctor
Architectural historian, senior lecturer in architectural history and theory at Bath University and specialist on post-war architecture in Britain
David Robinson
Architectural historian specialising in the architecture of the Middle Ages and on the Cistercian order.

Other contributors to the book will also be present at the Conference.

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Diocesan Celebration of the Feast of Saint Cuthbert Mayne

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass with the Diocesan Clergy and the Buckfast Monastic Community on the Feast of St. Cuthbert Mayne. St Cuthbert Mayne is a Patron of the Diocese. He was born near Barnstaple in Devon. He was an Anglican Clergyman when he became a Catholic and later studied for the priesthood at Douai, and was the first of the seminary priests to suffer martyrdom. Following a time ministering in Cornwall he was captured and hanged at Launceston for being a Catholic priest, on 29th November 1577.

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