Entries by carol

World Premiere Performance

On Saturday 1st June at 19:30, the Abbey Choir will give a concert including the world premiere of a new Mass setting written for the choir by Martin Baker (former Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral). This new piece is for SATB choir + organ and incorporates various musical themes from Gregorian chant and other […]

Simple Profession 4th Sunday of Easter ’24

This Sunday is set aside to pray for vocations in the Church. We are asked particularly to pray for priests to serve the People of God, through Word and sacrament. However, through baptism and confirmation each of us has been joined to the Body of Christ – the Church. In the Eucharist, Christ’s body becomes […]

Guest Masters’ Conference

The Benedictine and Cistercian guest masters and guest mistresses of the UK and Ireland meet every two years for a hospitality conference. The last one was held in Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin, Scotland, in January 2020. It was January 2018 since Buckfast Abbey last had the honour of hosting this event.   This year’s meeting was the […]

2024 Concerts and Organ Recitals

We are delighted to announce our series of concerts and organ recitals for 2024! Full information is available in our latest brochure, available now around the site, and online here: https://bit.ly/4236bIj This year’s series includes a Passiontide performance of Bach’s St John Passion by the University of Exeter Chapel Choir, and several concerts by local choirs. […]

New Organist joins Buckfast Abbey

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Maxtone-Smith as Organist of Buckfast Abbey, in succession to David Davies who leaves us on Christmas Day. 
Charles is a graduate of New College, Oxford, where he was Organ Scholar, and the Royal Academy of Music, where he completed his post-graduate studies whilst holding the organ […]

The Green Hub – Gardens and Crafts

On 25th July 2023 Buckfast Abbey, renowned for its dedication to preserving nature and embracing sustainable practices, is proud to announce the launch of its latest initiative, The Green Hub – Gardens and Crafts. This phased project marks a significant milestone in the Abbey’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and offers a unique experience for […]