Entries by Callum

Just in case you missed it…

Buckfast 25 September – In a thrilling turn of events that had history buffs and television enthusiasts eagerly awaiting, Buckfast Abbey, a cherished landmark steeped in history, took center stage in the much-anticipated television series, The UK’s National Parks with Caroline Quentin, which aired on Monday. Viewers across the nation tuned in to witness this […]

Highlights of the Summer Concert series

On Saturday 24th June, the Abbey hosts its first evening organ recital of the year, given by Fréderic Blanc. Winner of several international competitions, the celebrated French organist makes his debut appearance at Buckfast Abbey. His concert will conclude with an improvisation on themes submitted by the audience. On Saturday 1st July we are delighted to welcome the Schola […]

Cranes from Buckfast to Hiroshima

RE:connect is an innovative project run by Buckfast Abbey Education Team that encourages young people to think deeply about the world around them through interactive activities and reflections. This year, the project included a section on ‘War and Peace’ that highlighted the touching story of Sadako Sasaki, and invited visitors to fold a paper peace […]

Music Concert Series

This year the Abbey Choir gives two concerts, including a feast of music in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the 25th March. There are still some tickets remaining (HERE), why not make an evening of it by indulging in a two-course pre-concert meal, available in the Abbey Conference Centre at 5.45pm. As well […]

Honeybee Experience Days for 2023

Down in Buckfast Abbey Bee Barn, our colony of honeybees has been doing well thanks to a dose of Varroa medication alongside food supplements, which help ensure a healthy spring for the hive.  Looking ahead to the spring and summer, we’re pleased to announce there will be five separate opportunities for groups to come and […]

Busy year ahead for Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre

Having welcomed many organisations to our new-look Conference Centre for events, meetings and award ceremonies in 2022, the venue is already filling up fast with repeat bookings and new events in 2023. Click below to learn more about our Conference Centre’s facilities.  Conveniently located midway between Exeter and Plymouth, just off the A38, the Conference […]

Saying goodbye to Pope Benedict and Fr Sebastian Wolff

Whilst 2023 has so far offered the Abbey many reasons to celebrate and rejoice, many will be aware of the sad loss of both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and our own Father Sebastian Wolff.  In their memory, the Buckfast Community has come together with a series of special services to honour their remarkable lives.  Fr […]

NEW: Honeybee Experience Days 2023

Running from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 17th June, Thursday 29th June, Saturday 7th July, Tuesday 18th July, and Thursday 3rdAugust, our Honeybee Experience Days in 2023 offer the chance to enjoy time with our bees where you’ll learn all about their lifecycle, environment, and their importance to the world.  Provided the weather is agreeable, you’ll have the opportunity […]

Collecting teddies for trauma

The Teddy Trust encourages children in the UK to learn about the suffering of children globally, and how they can help with the simple donation of a soft and reassuring teddy bear.  Commenting on the donation, Buckfast Abbey’s Education Manager, Alison Gagg, said: “Having launched the project at the start of the summer, it’s been […]

Some TLC for our fabulous Monterey Pine

If you’ve ever visited Buckfast Abbey, you’ll have seen the beautiful Monterey Pine centrepiece that adorns the Abbey gardens and towers next to the Abbey church.   In an effort to conserve this magnificent tree, so that it can continue to grow well into the 2030s and maybe the 2040s, our gardening team has spent […]