Whilst 2023 has so far offered the Abbey many reasons to celebrate and rejoice, many will be aware of the sad loss of both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and our own Father Sebastian Wolff. In their memory, the Buckfast Community has come together with a series of special services to honour their remarkable lives.
Fr Sebastian Wolff was a monk at Buckfast Abbey since 1948, and his name was synonymous with the Abbey’s rich musical heritage. During his tenure as Organist, he forged an impressive vocation both as a solo recitalist, and as a composer. In addition to his duties as Organist to the community of monks in their regular cycle of prayer, Fr Sebastian was known for his pastoral care of the Abbey’s Parish Churches.
May the souls of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Father Sebastian, rest in peace.