Show mobile nav Show mobile nav

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)
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
12:05
-
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


We use the word 'vocation' to describe a call from God to follow His Son Jesus Christ in the way of life he shows us in the gospels. For some people, this call is to devote their life to serving God in a radical and all-encompassing way as a member of a Religious Order.

»» read more

Children's Book Festival July 11th - 14th

We had two days of workshops for primary schools (Thursday 11th and Friday 12th) and two festival days for families (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th) which involved workshops, talks, events and shows!



Oaks and Acorns - August Sessions

Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm These sessions are FREE, however Booking is essential Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing 10am to 5pm Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2019 FREE Entry

Bank Holiday Organ Recital: Mark James & Alberto Brigandì

A rare opportunity to hear Verdi's masterful Requiem performed in this version for two organists (four hands and four feet!)