Service Times

‘I will rejoice in you and be glad, I will sing psalms to your name, O Most High.’ (Psalm 9)

The monastic community celebrates the Divine Office and Mass together each day in the Abbey Church.

In addition to being the monastic community’s church, Buckfast Abbey is a parish church within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. The parish is in the care of the monks and parish Masses are celebrated in three Mass centres in neighbouring villages, in addition to those in the Abbey itself. Below are listed both the monastic services and the parish services in the Abbey Church and other Mass centres. Occasionally, times of services are changed because of special circumstances, and there are particular timetables at Christmas and Easter, so you may like to check the ‘What’s On’ page for details if you plan to attend, particularly if you are traveling some distance.

Mass times in the Abbey Church

Sung Conventual Mass

Monday to Friday: 17:00
Saturday: 12:05
Sunday: 11:00
Sunday Vespers and Benediction: 15:00

Mass is live streamed from the Abbey Church every Sunday:

Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Monday to Friday: 12:05
Saturday: No Service
Sunday: 9:00

Confession Times

Saturday: 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment
 Monday to FridaySaturday – Sunday
Mattins (Office of Readings)06:4506:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)07:4507:45
Sext (Midday)
Not a public Office
Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:3018:30 (15:00 on Sunday with Benediction)
Compline20:0020:00 (In private on Saturday)
Saint Benedict’s, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AJ   Times

Saturday – First Mass of Sunday

Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AT   Times


Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ   Times
Sunday   09:00

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