Service Times

Service Times at Buckfast Abbey and Parish

Live Streaming of Mass at Buckfast Abbey for Holy Week

Maundy Thursday - 6:00pm
Good Friday - 3:00pm
Holy Saturday Vigil Mass - 9:00pm
Easter Sunday - 10:30am

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Liturgical Services in this Parish

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have, with much regret, come to the view that Holy Mass with a congregation must be discontinued from the evening of Friday, 20thMarch, 2020, until further notice.  We have also been told that the Divine Office (the monks’ daily prayers) must also take place behind closed doors to discourage people gathering in groups. All Catholics will find this deeply distressing news, but the Bishops are acting in the best interests of the Church and the wider population of this country.

In this parish, this means that Holy Mass will not be celebrated in St. Dunstan’s, South Brent, St. Benedict’s Buckfastleigh or Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Petrock, Ashburton, until further notice.  The 1205 Mass in the Abbey church on Mondays to Saturdays is also cancelled from Saturday 21stMarch until further notice.

Unless they become ill, the priests at the Abbey will continue to say Mass once a day and, although these Masses may not be attended by a congregation, they will be live-streamed on the internet.  It is hoped that we will also be able to live-stream some of the Community’s other prayers; although we are not numerous and these services are quite simple, we hope that in this way we will be able to show you and all who are going through such challenging times that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.  If you feel able to pray along with us and for us, that will be all the better.

From Saturday 21stMarch, 2020, until further notice, the Abbey church will be opened at 10 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and at noon on Sundays and will be closed at 5 p.m. each day. There will be no access to the Abbey church outside of these times.  

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The monks celebrate the Divine Office and Mass together each day in the Abbey Church.

Besides 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 and the 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 of changes if you are thinking of attending, particularly if you have to travel some distance.



Monday to FridaySaturday - Sunday
Matins (Office of Readings)
06:3006:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)07:4507:45

Sext (Midday Prayers)
Not a public Office

13:00
13:00

None
Not a public Office

14:00
14:00
Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:30
18:30 (with Benediction on Sunday)
Compline20:00
20:00 (In private on Saturday)




Sung Conventual Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday
09:00
12:05
Saturday
09:00
-
Sunday
10:30
9:00


Saturdays at 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment
Saint Benedict's, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AJ   Times

Saturday - First Mass of Sunday


   17:00
Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AT   Times
Wednesday and Friday.   10:00 - subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm

Sunday


   10:30
Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ
   Times
Thursday   09:15 - subject to change or cancellation; please call to confirm
Sunday   09:00