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Service Times

Service Times at Buckfast Abbey and Parish

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)
05:4506:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)06:4507:45

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)
Compline20:15
20:15




Sung Conventual Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday
08:00
12:05
Saturday
12:05
-
Sunday
10:30
09:00


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


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Buckfast Bell Ringing Festival - 11th August 2018

The bells in the Buckfast Abbey Tower were given by Sir Robert Harvey. Emma Oxford, one of his relatives was present for the festival. In the photographs she is seen in the tower and in the Abbey Library where there is a bronze bust of Sir Robert. There are 15 bells in the tower with a full peal of 12 bells, 2 semitones and a Bourden bell. The Bourden bell is 7 and a half tonnes. During the ringing there was a live feed from both the ringing chamber and the bell chamber so that visitors did not have to climb the 192 steps to see the action!

Buckfast Food Festival - 21st July 2018

Summer Food Fair. Live cookery demonstrations with John Hughes, Ethan Clarke, David Beazley, Jim Fisher from Exeter Cookery School, Richard Hunt and with Fun Kitchen cookery workshops for children!

Plymouth Catholic Senior Schools Visit - 18th July 2018

Students from the Plymouth Catholic Senior Schools were entertained by 4Front Theatre Group with a presentation of the Fisherman's Tail. On the Sea of Galilee, Local fishermen Simon, Andrew, James & John tell a tale to beat them all, it involves a fishing competition, wherein a strange man appears .... The students also had an opportunity to explore the new interactive Monastic Way that offers an understanding of the monastic way of life.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The doctrine of the Trinity contains within it the reason for the uniqueness of humanity’s relationship with God – Jesus, being true God and true man unites divinity ...

Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

Jesus says that we must love others as he loves us. We must think about what he might mean by this. In the first place we know that he showed his love by allowing ...

Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

Living as a Christian means wanting to be a complete human being. We easily think of the Christian claim that Jesus is God, but we should also think that Jesus is a human being in the fullest ...

'Come and Sing' Charity Choral Concert

Great music from great oratorios, including works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and others. Stanborough Chorus Christopher Fletcher: Conductor

Organ Recital (Summer series) Part 1

Organ Recital (Summer series) Includes music by Gigout, Bach, Widor and Schumann.

Feast of the Dedication of the Abbey

Community celebration of Mass for parish, staff and Oblates followed by buffet lunch. Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation will preside at the Mass.