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Upcoming events

Monastic Vocation Retreat

16th - 19th February | No Cost

The Monastery Guest Quarters will be hosting a monastic vocation retreat on the weekend of the 16th - 19th February 2018.

Talk and Lunch with the Garden Department

February 22nd - Thursday 11am. | £13.50

Talk and Lunch with the Garden Department, at St. Cuthbert's Conference Centre.

Darkness to Light - Voces Concert

Sat Feb 24th 19:30 | £10

Darkness to Light From Ash Wednesday to Easter via the genius of Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

The Great Seed Giveaway

Feb 24th - Saturday 10am | No Cost

24th - Saturday 10am - 3pm The Great Seed Giveaway

Lenten Quiet Day Saturday 3rd March

Sat 3rd March | £10

Lenten Quiet Day, led by Plymouth Diocese Ignatian Spirituality Group.

Easter Contemplations - Exeter Chamber Choir

Sat 10th March 7.30pm | £10.00

Exeter Chamber Choir’s Lenten concert presents food for the soul, a feast of atmospheric and sonorous music to contemplate Christ’s passion...

Quiet Day at Buckfast Abbey led by Dom Christopher Delany O.S.B. 10th March

Sat 10th March | £15

‘This is my commandment, love one another…but love has its enemies’. The day begins with tea & coffee at 10.00am and runs until 3.00pm

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey with the Garden Department

March 21st - Wednesday 11am | £3

March 21st - Wednesday 11am Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey - £3

The Wings of Faith - South West Chamber Choir

Sat 24th March 2018 - 19:30 | £10

The Wings of Faith Fauré Requiem, and Anthems by Herbert Howells and others on the theme of Death and the Christian hope.

Holy Week Services

Thu 29th March - Sun 1st April | Free

A list of the Holy Week Services at Buckfast Abbey

Formal Opening of The Monastic Way

Thur 5th April | Free

An exhibition about the Christian life of Monks who follow the Rule of St Benedict.

Foragers Feast - Spring Edition

Friday 13th April 2018 at 7pm | £27.50 per person

Foragers Feast - Spring Edition Pop-up kitchen at Buckfast Abbey Friday 13th April 2018 at 7pm

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

14th April 2018 | £10

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Sunday 15th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Buckfast Abbey

15th April 2018 at 19:30 | £10

Sunday 15th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Buckfast Abbey

Monday 16th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Exeter University Chapel

16th April 2018 | £10

Monday 16th April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Exeter University Chapel

Walk and Talk - Bulbs and Spring Growth. £3

April 17th - Tuesday 11am | £3

April 17th - Tuesday 11am Walk and Talk - Bulbs and Spring Growth.

Thursday 19th April 2018 at 19:30 Young Composers' Competition Concert

19th April 2018 at 19:30 | £10

Thursday 19th April 2018 at 19:30 Young Composers' Competition Concert

Friday 20th April 2018 at 19:30 Grand Opening Organ Recital

20th April 2018 at 19:30 | £10

Friday 20th April 2018 at 19:30 Grand Opening Organ Recital

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Westminster Cathedral

Saturday 21st April at 19.30 | £10

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 19:30 The Choir of Westminster Cathedral

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 19.30 Brent Singers & Orchestra

22nd April 2018 at 19.30 | £10

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 19.30 Brent Singers & Orchestra

Bee Keeping - Swarming: A fresh approach

12th & 19th May 2018 | £10 for both dates

Swarming: A fresh approach This two part seminar/workshop will help you understand the complexities of swarming behavior and demonstrate various methods to stop you losing your bees by working with their natural instincts.

Walk and Talk - Trees and Shrubs.

May 23rd - Wednesday 11am | £3

May 23rd - Wednesday 11am Walk and Talk - Trees and Shrubs. £3

Our Lady of Buckfast - Mass

Thur 24th May | Ticketed Event*

Mass. Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Cardinal Nichols, will preside at the Mass at 12:05pm. *This is a ticketed event.

David Briggs - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 2nd June | £10

Sat 2nd June 19:30 David Briggs St. John the Divine, New York

Blessing of Millennium Garden and Garden fair

Sat 2nd June 10:30am | Free

Blessing of Millennium Garden and Garden fair in the main Abbey grounds. Open 10.30am

Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fair

June 2nd - Saturday 10am | Free

June 2nd - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fair

Walk and Talk - Around Sensory and Physics Gardens

June 19th - Tuesday 11am | £3

June 19th - Tuesday 11am Walk and Talk - Around Sensory and Physics Gardens. £3

Japanese Moss Balls 'Kokadama' - £13

June 27th - Wednesday 2.30pm | £3

June 27th - Wednesday 2.30pm - 4.30pm Japanese Moss Balls 'Kokadama' - £13

Walk and Talk - Around the Lavender Garden

July 3rd - Tuesday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Around the Lavender Garden. £3

Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival

July 5th - 8th | Price TBC

An exciting event for all ages with some of the country's best storytellers and performers.

Feast of Saint Benedict

Wed 11th July 2018 | Ticketed Event*

Feast of Saint Benedict. Wed 11th July 2018 3pm Civic and Ecumenical event, Vespers followed by tea.

Vincent Dubois - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 14th July 19:30 | £10

Sat 14th July 19:30 Vincent Dubois Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Bee Keeping - Disease Day

Saturday 21st July | £15

Bee Keeping - Disease Day How to recognise when things are not going right for your colony.

Peter's Creative Floristry

July 24th - Tuesday 2.30pm | £15

Peter's Creative Floristry. £15

Walk and Talk - Private Garden Areas

July 26th - Thursday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Private Garden Areas. £3

Richard Lea & Matthew Searles - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 4th August 19:30 | £10

Sat 4th August 19:30 Richard Lea & Matthew Searles Buckfast Abbey

Being Creative With Lavender

August 8th - Wednesday 2.30pm | £10

Being Creative With Lavender. £10

Walk and Talk - Herbaceous Plants and Grasses

August 10th - Friday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Herbaceous Plants and Grasses. £3

Feast of the Dedication of the Abbey

Sat 25th August 2018 12:05pm | Ticketed Event*

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.

Festival of Sacred Art

30th Aug - 7th Sept 2018 | Price TBC

Festival of Sacred Art at Buckfast Abbey

Walk and Talk - Seeds and Cuttings

September 7th - Friday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Seeds and Cuttings. £3

Ourdoor Drama Performance

Sept 3rd - 8th 2018 | Price TBC

Medieval Mystery Play commissioned by the Abbey.

Antiques Roadshow

Thur 13th September 2018 | Free

Buckfast Abbey is delighted to be hosting the Antiques Roadshow on the 13th of September 2018

Matthew Martin - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 15th September 19:30 | £10

Sat 15th September 19:30 Matthew Martin Keble College, Oxford

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics

October 2nd - Tuesday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics. £3

Abbotsway Walk

Sun 7th Oct 2018 | Free

Abbotsway Walk will finish at Buckfast Abbey

Talk and Lunch - Edible Plants

October 23rd - Tuesday 11am | £19.60

October 23rd - Tuesday 11am Talk and Lunch - Edible Plants. £19.60

English Benedictine Congregation Conference

22nd - 26th Oct 2018 | Not open to the Public

The English Benedictine Congregation unites autonomous Roman Catholic Benedictine communities of monks and nuns and will hold their Conference at Buckfast Abbey

St. Simon & St. Jude - Votive Mass

Sat 27th Oct 2018 12.05pm | Ticketed Event*

Monastic celebration of Mass. Abbot Primate will preside on Saturday 27th October.

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey Tour

November 7th - Wednesday 11am | £3

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey Tour. £3

Richard Lester - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 10th November 19:30 | £10

Sat 10th November 19:30 Richard Lester International Recitalist

November Garden Quiz

November 22nd - Thursday 3pm | £3

November 22nd - Thursday 3pm. Garden Quiz £3

Christmas Wreath Making

December 5th - Wednesday 2.30pm | £15

Christmas Wreath Making. £15

Christmas Table Decorations 2018

December 11th - Tuesday 2.30pm | £15

Christmas Table Decorations. £15

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 ...

Monastic Vocation Retreat

The Monastery Guest Quarters will be hosting a monastic vocation retreat on the weekend of the 16th - 19th February 2018.

Talk and Lunch with the Garden Department

Talk and Lunch with the Garden Department, at St. Cuthbert's Conference Centre.

Darkness to Light - Voces Concert

Darkness to Light From Ash Wednesday to Easter via the genius of Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)