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Welcome to the Run to the Son web page.  We will be spending time together the weekend of 23rd-25th June 2017, to deepen our encounter with Jesus, the Son of God, who brings real purpose and meaning to our lives.  So many in our society and culture do not know Him, or the beauty of an encounter with Him.  Some have walked away from our faith without knowing that it is within the Church that we experience and grow in our love of Him.  
Do come, and learn with others, how we can make many more, His disciples.”
 

Bishop Mark O'Toole

‘The Dawn from on high will break upon us.’ Luke 1: 78

This is a weekend of worship, prayer and fellowship, organised by Buckfast Abbey and the Plymouth Diocesan Evangelisation team, to help inspire you for mission. It is open to everyone in our Diocese and beyond. We just ask that under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

You will share in:

• a day of growth in discipleship led by the Franciscans of the Renewal
• a night vigil of prayer welcoming the dawn in the splendour of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
• seeing the iconic window of Christ come alive with the light of the new day
• a midnight procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the grounds of Buckfast Abbey
• music ministry
• workshops
• time to nurture your inner disciple

Camping is free, shared and single accommodation can be booked. You may arrive from 19.00 on Friday evening. 

Map and Programme of Events

Map and Programme of Events

Directions:

From Exeter on the A38
Come off the A38 for Buckfastleigh and follow the signs for Buckfast Abbey. To get to St Boniface House: come off the A38 for Buckfastleigh and take the 2nd right towards Ashburton. St Boniface House is 900 metres along the road on the left.

From Plymouth on the A38
Come off the A38 for Buckfastleigh and follow the signs for Buckfast Abbey. To get to St Boniface House: come off the A38 for Buckfastleigh and take the 1st right towards Ashburton. St Boniface House is 900 metres along the road on the left.

Note: The is no meal served on the Friday evening - tea and coffee, soup and a roll are available.

Welcome  2100 – 2200

Social time  2200 – 2300
Breakfast between 0730 and 0900

Morning prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel 0930 – 1000

Keynote Address in Schiller Hall – Brother John Bosco 1030 – 1130 

Mass in Abbey Church  1205

Lunch 1300 – 1400
Free time to explore Buckfast Abbey, rest, relax, read,play,  pray, walk, (some activities will also be on offer) 1400 – 1600

Workshops and discussion groups in St. Cuthbert’s Conference Centre   1600 – 1730

BBQ evening meal  1900 – 2030

VIGIL commences in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from 2130 – 0530 including midnight procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Dawn Mass with Bishop Mark  0530

Breakfast and pack up from 0630

Optional Monastery Sunday Mass at 1030


Please note that this is a draft programme and is subject to change. A finalised programme will appear here closer to the Festival date.

Booking Form

Booking form

Please fill in the booking form by clicking the link below.

~Tickets for the Run to the Son are £25 each.
~Grangehurst Dormitory (self catering) are £15 per person per night (3-8 people sharing).
~Grangehurst En-Suite Rooms are £20 per person per night (2 sharing).
~There is no charge for the camping option for the weekend.
~Hotel rooms at Northgate from £69.






For more information or if you need to make your booking over the phone, please call:

Marian Wilkes on 01752 701660 or email on plymouth-crownhill@prcdtr.org.uk

Or, call Geoff Pring on 01364 645532 or email warden@buckfast.org.uk

Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions in PDF format.

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