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Upcoming Family Days

Upcoming Family Days


12th March to 16th July Oaks and Acorns

Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. '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 green fingered 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.

Launching on Tuesday 12th March from 10:30am to 12pm and then running on alternate Tuesday’s after that (excluding school holidays).
You can book online here or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day.

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Easter Holidays Family Drop-ins

Running Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th and Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th April
Drop-in craft activities for children and families during the Easter Holidays. £2.00 per child. Take home everything you make!













Children's Book Festival
Following the success of last year's Storytelling Festival we are excited to announce that this year (2019), alongside the Abbey Bookshop, we will be holding a Children's Book Festival from the 11th - 14th July.

There will be two days of workshops for primary schools (Thursday 11th and Friday 12th) and two festival days for families (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th) which will involve workshops, talks, events, shows and anything that we can put on!

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR SCHOOLS DAYS!!! Call us on 01364 645517 to discuss booking.

FAMILY DAYS - Register your interest now for updates and to receive the programme of events in advance to help you plan your days at the festival.

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Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms

Westminster Cathedral Choir School presentation

During break in rehearsals the boys of Westminster Cathedral Choir School wanted to sing some plain chant they had been preparing. Father Francis Superior of the monastery, was delighted to hear a wonderful rendition of Vexilla Regis, a Latin hymn first performed of the 19th of November 569 AD, and following that they were kind enough to present to him a copy of their latest CD

Visit Dartmoor Members Day Wednesday 6th March 2019

Visit Dartmoor Members Day was held at the Conference Centre at Buckfast Abbey where there were presentations by Jo Butler of Visit Dartmoor, Bill Hitchens and Rebecca Martin of Dartmoor National Park Authority, followed by Garden Tours and guided tours of the Bell Tower.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

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Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

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Good Friday Services

Good Friday Service at Buckfast Abbey

Holy Saturday Services

Holy Saturday Services

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday Service