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Upcoming Family Days

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!

Pop the dates in your diary now - you won't want to miss it!!





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.

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Presentation of the Millennium Fund - 12th February 2019

On Tuesday 12th February 2019 the money raised by the Millennium Fund during 2018, the Millennium of Foundation of Buckfast Abbey, was presented to the five Devon Hospices as a Thanksgiving Gift.

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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Retreat Association's icon at Buckfast Abbey

We are pleased to be hosting the new Retreat Association's icon at Buckfast Abbey next week from Tuesday 19th February until Thursday 7th March.

RSCM 'Come and Sing' Stainer Crucifixion

A 'Come and Sing' performance of Stainer's Crucifixion organised by the Royal School of Church Music. To register as a participant, visit the RSCM Devon Local Area website.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday at the Grange Restaurant A special treat for that special person