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Spring at Buckfast May 2015

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We use the word 'vocation' to describe a call from God to follow His Son Jesus Christ in the way of life he shows us in the gospels. For some people, this call is to devote their life to serving God in a radical and all-encompassing way as a member of a Religious Order.

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St Mary's Catholic School new 'Well-being' Garden, blessed by Fr Francis

The Well-being Garden was blessed by Father Francis Superior of the Abbey Monastery, the garden was designed & built by the abbey garden department. The idea was to provide an area of peace and stillness in a busy school day.

Oaks and Acorns

Please note that the session on the 18th June has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child (for children aged 2-5) - Grandparents FREE! (only pay for childrens tickets during booking) Book is essential
Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. '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 their fingers green 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.

Summer Food & Craft Fair 2019

Summer Food & Craft Fair at the Grange Restaurant

10am - 4pm Free Entry and parking, assistance dogs only. Public parking for this event is located off the old A38, Buckfastleigh to Ashburton Road. A shuttle bus operates to and from the Fair site. (The main Abbey car park is reserved for coaches and Blue Badge holders only). We are well underway in the planning of our forthcoming Summer Food & Craft Fair on 6th July 2019, 10am - 4pm. We have a fabulous mix of local producers, skilled craftsmen and entertainment for all the family. Live Demo Stage We are pleased that Peter Gorton, Michelin Star Chef, will be compèring live demos on the day. 10.30-11.00 – John Hughes – Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre 11.15-11.45 – Jim Fisher – Exeter Cookery School 12.00-12.30 – The Chefs of ColJan - Ashburton 12.30-1.30 (lunch break) 1.30-2.00 – Ethan MacDonald – The Salutation 2.15-2.45 – The Chefs of Gather - Totnes 3.00 – 3.30 – David Beazley – Foraging Expert

Choral Vespers sung by RSCM Voices West

RSCM Voices West sing a service of Choral Vespers, including music by Richard Lloyd, Palestrina and Rachmaninoff.