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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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Oaks and Acorns

Please note that the session on the 18th June has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child (for children aged 2-5) - Grandparents FREE! (only pay for childrens tickets during booking) Book is essential
Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Run to the Son 2019

Run to The Son, event for Prayer and Mission Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Bookings are closed for the full weekend, we are now offering a day rate to include workshops through the Saturday afternoon, BBQ supper, all night prayer vigil and a dawn Mass with Bishop Mark.

Peter’s Creative Floristry June 2019

June Wed 26th 2.30pm Peter’s Creative Floristry. Techniques for making hand posies. There will be a demonstration and the opportunity to create your own posy. Includes wrapping materials. £15 pp