What's On Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming Events

Grand-Orgue Recital: James O’Donnell

Saturday 21st September 2019, 19:30 | £15.00 / £10.00

Organist & Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell presents a thrilling programme including J. S. Bach's Partita diverse sopra ‘Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig’, extracts from Messiaen's cycle L'Ascension, culminating in Maurice Duruflé's Suite, ...

 

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey September 2019

Wednesday 25th September 2019 | £3.00

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey
A tour up to the gardeners’ base and glasshouses with the Abbey’s Head Gardener. Meet outside The Grange Restaurant at 11am £3 pp. Please note this tour involves a lot of walking.

All Garden events are subject to minimum numb...

 

Rushmoor Male Voice Choir: Music for Male Voice Choir

Saturday 28th September 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

Rushmoor Male Voice Choir present an eclectic programme of sacred music including an arrangement of Mozart's Ave Verum corpus by Morley Glover which was commissioned by one of our baritones, Mark Sleep, to celebrate the life of choir baritone Niall Shalloe.

 

Oaks and Acorns - Autumn Session 2

1st October 10:30am to 12pm | £2.50

1st October 10:30am to 12pm

'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, toddle...

 

2019 Global Evangelisation Summit Replay

Saturday 5th October 2019, 9:00am |

This Summit, which is the largest gathering for Evangelisation in the English speaking world, took place in Ottawa on May 4th this year and will be replayed on October 5th at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre (Room 4) from 9am (registration 8.30am) until 5pm.

 

West Devon Chorale: Choral Classics

Saturday 5th October 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

A programme of anthems and motets by Taverner, Byrd, Gibbons, Holst and others, together with the startlingly original mass setting, Missa Rigensis, written in 2003 by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins.

 

Winter Bedding Plants and Techniques October 2019

Wednesday 9th October 2019 | £11.00

Winter Bedding Plants and Techniques
How to get containers ready for the 'off season'. Please bring your own containers. £11pp 2:30pm

All Garden events are subject to minimum numbers, please check the website that this event is still going ahead before arrival.

 

Oaks and Acorns - Autumn Session 3

15th October 10:30am to 12pm | £2.50

15th October 10:30am to 12pm

'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, toddl...

 

Inspirational Lives Day

Saturday 19th October 2019 | £20.00

Our Guests are:
Friend of Buckfast Abbey Bookshop, Humanitarian Terry Waite, CBE who is returning to Buckfast to discuss his life, which includes his being taken hostage in Beirut for nearly five years.
Benjamin Mee, who bo...

 

Grand-Orgue Recital: David Davies

Saturday 19th October 2019, 19:30 | £15.00 / £10.00

David Davies gives his inaugural recital as Organist at Buckfast. His virtuosic programme includes Joseph Jongen's Sonata Eroïca, Jehan Alain's Trois Danses, and music by Saint-Saëns and Langlais. The concert concludes with Julius Reubke's mighty Sonata on the 94th Ps...

 

Gardening Philosophy & Organics October 2019

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 | £3.00

Gardening Philosophy & Organics.
A tour with the Abbey’s Head Gardener.
Meet outside The Grange Restaurant at 11am. £3 pp

All Garden events are subject to minimum numbers, please check the website that this event is still going ahead before arrival.

 

Oaks and Acorns - Autumn Session 4

29th October 10:30am to 12pm | £2.50

29th October 10:30am to 12pm

'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, toddl...

 

Collati Singers: Music by Palestrina, Rachmaninov and Bernstein

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

Palestrina’s Missa Brevis is perhaps the most performed of his mass settings. Rachmaninov’s choral works are influenced by the music of the Russian orthodox church. 2018 was the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and the Chichester Psalms remain one of his most popula...

 

Garden Quiz November 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019 | £3.00

Garden Quiz in The Grange Restaurant
This event will be no more than an hour for the questions and we have a tea break in the middle. Plants will be offered as prizes. £3 entry. (Refreshments available to purchase at The Grange)

All Garden events are subject to min...

 

Voces: On This Rock

Saturday 16th November 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

Following closely from the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, this concert focuses on music written by the Lateran's various musical directors during the Renaissance era, and particularly on music written for the dedication of a church. St John Lat...

 

Christmas Wreath Making November 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019 | £15.00

Christmas Wreath Making.
A whole variety of foliage and ideas for different wreaths. Includes festive refreshments. £15 pp - includes all materials and refreshments.

 

Christmas Wreath Making 2nd date

Friday 29th November 2019 | £15.00

Christmas Wreath Making.
A whole variety of foliage and ideas for different wreaths. Includes festive refreshments. £15 pp - includes all materials and refreshments.

 

RSCM Advent Carol Service

Saturday 30th November 2019, 16:30 | Free Entry

A 'Come and Sing' Carol Service for Advent sung by associated choirs of the Royal School of Church Music.

 

Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

30th November 2019 | Free Entry

Christmas Food & Craft Fayre at Buckfast Abbey

Craft Stalls, Food and Drink Stalls, Christmas Gift Ideas, Carol Singing and Festive Fun Entertainment, Christmas Cocktails Workshop, Craft Demonstrations.

 

Christmas Lunch at the Grange Restaurant

2nd December - 23rd December (except Sundays) | £23.95

Christmas Lunch at the Grange Restaurant
Join us for a special Christmas Feast!
11:30am - 2:30pm

Book here for your Christmas Lunch 3-course meal, there are a maximum of 50 spaces available per day from 2nd December - 23rd December (except Sundays) With Coffee and...

 

Primrose Carol Service

Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:00 | Free Entry

Stanborough Chorus lead a service of popular carols, raising money for the Primrose Foundation.

 

Exeter Chamber Choir: A Celebration of Christmas

Saturday 7th December 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

Exeter Chamber Choir present an a capella concert in celebration of the festive season.

 

Christmas Table Decorations December 2019

Wednesday 11th December 2019 | £15.00

Christmas Table Decorations
Our home made table decorations, again with copious foliage choices. £15pp includes all materials and refreshments. (If this workshop fills then it will also be offered on Thursday 12th)

 

Rowcroft Carol Service

Sunday 15th December 2019, 15:00 | Free Entry

Dartington Community Choir lead a Carol Service that celebrates the efforts of all those associated with the Rowcroft Hospice, staff, volunteers, patients and their families. We would like to take time at this service to remember all these people during the busyness of ...

 

Abbey Choir: Handel Messiah

Saturday 14th December 2019, 19:30 | £10.00

Join the Abbey Choir and orchestra for a performance of Handel's great oratorio, Messiah. Since its premiere in 1742, it has been a mainstay of the choral repertoire; in particular the well-known 'Hallelujah' Chorus, which has gained a popularity in its own right. In th...

 

Organ Music for Christmas

Saturday 21st December 2019, 15:00 | Free Entry

A popular Christmas Organ Recital, given by Assistant Master of the Music Matthew Searles, showcasing the Abbey's magnificent instrument in seasonal music by Daquin, Bach, Hollins and Thomas Trotter's arrangement of Sleigh Ride!

 

Festival Advent Carol Service

Sunday 22nd December 2019, 15:00 | Free Entry

A sequence of seasonal music and readings for Advent, sung by the Abbey Choir.