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Events at Buckfast Abbey

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

Saturday 29th June, 19:30

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Missa Salve regina
Torbay Singers performs Langlais’s dramatic Missa Salve regina for choir, organ and brass.

Saturday 6th July, 19:30

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Coronation Anthems
Brent Singers performs Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass in the glorious acoustic of Buckfast Abbey.

11th July 10am - 4pm

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Honey Bee Experience Days – 11th July
This Honey Bee Experience Day would make a perfect gift for someone you care about, or for yourself!

Saturday 13th July, 19:30

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Grand-Orgue Recital: Simon Johnson
Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, Simon Johnson, presents a programme illustrating the breadth of French organ music, together with some works

July 19th 10am - 4pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Saturday 5th October, 19:30

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

Saturday 12th October, 19:30

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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