Events at Buckfast Abbey

Various Dates

Community Bee Keeping Days
These informal afternoons will include some bee keeping and some gardening.

July 19th 10am - 4pm

Honey Bee Experience Days – 19th July
This Honey Bee Experience Day would make a perfect gift for someone you care about, or for yourself!

Thursday 1st August - Saturday 3rd August

Summer Fair 2024

Our popular Summer Fair will be returning this August for three fun-filled days of artisan crafts, delicious food and a great line up of entertainm

Friday 2nd August - 7pm

Wind in the Willows

When Mole gets fed up of cleaning her home she decides to leave her burrow and head out on adventure! 

Monday 26th August, 13:30

Bank Holiday Organ Recital: Alexander Ffinch
Demonstrating how the organ has often lent itself to giving vivid accounts of orchestral music, Alexander Ffinch’s programme includes the movement <

Saturday 21st September, 19:30

Grand-Orgue Recital: Loreto Aramendi
International virtuoso Loreto Aramendi performs works by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Franck and Tournemire.

Saturday 5th October, 19:30

Messe brève
West Devon Chorale returns to Buckfast with an eclectic programme including Yves Castagnet’s scintillating Messe brève.

Saturday 12th October, 19:30

Grand-Orgue Recital: Charles Maxtone-Smith
In his inaugural recital, Charles Maxtone-Smith plays Baroque and 20th century works including Franz Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale “Ad no

14th - 18th October 2024

Gardeners’ Retreat

Time to be refreshed in mind, body and soul. Includes day trips to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Four nights half board f

Saturday 19th October, 19:30

Poulenc: Gloria
Collati Singers performs Palestrina’s Missa Ascendo ad Patrem meum and Poulenc’s celebrated setting of the Gloria.

Friday 25th October, 19:00

The Big Buckfast Abbey Quiz – October
The Big Buckfast Abbey Quiz Night at the Schiller Hall – price inclusive of Curry

Saturday 2nd November, 19:30

Duruflé: Requiem
On the day when the Church marks the commemoration of the faithful departed, the Abbey Choir is joined by the Southern Sinfonia for a performance of D

Saturday 16th November, 19:30

Before the ending of the day
South West Chamber Choir performs a programme on the theme of eventide, the losing of those we love and our own closing years…

Saturday 30th November, 16:30

Come & Sing Advent Carol Service
A ‘come and sing’ Carol Service on the eve of Advent Sunday, including popular hymns and carols in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s Nativ

Saturday 7th December, 19:30

O magnum mysterium
Reflecting on and celebrating the approach of Christmas, the voices of Exeter Chamber Choir are swelled by the glorious sound of brass in carols and s

Saturday 14th December, 19:30

A Ceremony of Carols
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols was written in 1942 during a sea voyage from the United States to England.

Saturday 21st December, 15:00

Festival Carol Service
In the final days of our Advent journey, Buckfast Abbey presents a sequence of readings, traditional Christmas carols and choral music sung by the Abb