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Garden Philosophy and Organics

Wed 4th Oct 11.00am | £3

A walk and talk with the Abbey's Head Gardener.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat in October

From Fri 6th Oct | £140 - £490

Choose from: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of October (weekend retreat) Monday 9th of to Friday 13th of October (midweek retreat) Friday 6th of to Friday 13th October (6 day retreat)

Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture - Book Launch and Conference

Sat 7th Oct 9.30am | Conference Tickets £25 (inc lunch)

Come and attend this unique occasion to hear from highly respected authors who have contributed to the forthcoming publication "Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture" edited by Rev Peter Beacham.

Fatima 100 Year Anniversary Conference at Buckfast Abbey

Thu 12th & Fri 13th Oct | £15 per day - excluding meals

In collaboration with the School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey. Fatima 100 Years Later. A Marian Call for the Whole Church. (Please note, no accommodation remaining at Buckfast Abbey, other local venues are available)

Coffee & Food Fair

Fri 13th Oct 10.00am | Free

To celebrate National Coffee Day on the 13th of October, The Grange Restaurant at Buckfast Abbey will be holding a Coffee & Food Fair - in association with Voyager Coffee

A Day With Mary

Sat 14th Oct from 10.00am | Free

A day of instruction, devotion & intercession, based on the message given at Fatima in 1917...

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

Sat 21st Oct | £15

Forgive and Forget - is it possible to forget? Sat 21st Oct 10.00am - 3.00pm. Violet Evelyn Hall, Southgate Retreat Centre, Buckfast Abbey. (This Day is a repeat of the Quiet Day on the 23rd Sep which is now fully booked)

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey - Garden Department

Tue 7th Nov 11.00am | £3

A tour up to the gardeners base and glasshouses with the Abbey's Head Gardener.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat in November

From Fri 17th Nov | £140

A taster weekend for anyone who would like to try a retreat for the first time! A retreat can help you to open your heart to our Lord. We will take time to review how God is working in our lives and consider the fruit in us that is yet to be born.

Young Composers' Competitions

Fri 1st Dec | Entry Cost £10

Buckfast Abbey is celebrating 1000 years since its foundation, with a nine day festival of sacred music. We are holding two young composers' competitions (a choral composition based upon the motto of the Abbey, and an organ composition based on the monastic chant Memorare), each with a prize of £1,000.

Wreath Making with the Gardening Department

Thu 7th Dec 2.30pm | £15 inc materials & festive refreshments

Come along and make your own Christmas Wreath to decorate your door with the Abbey Gardeners

Table Decorations with Garden Department

Tue 12th Dec 2.30pm | £15 inc materials & festive refreshments

Come along and make your own Christmas Table Decorations with the Abbey Gardeners.

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Blessing of Oulton Abbey Care Home - 6th September 2017

The new Care Home at Oulton Abbey was blessed by Abbot David on Wednesday 6th September. In the 20th century Buckfast supplied five chaplains for the Benedictine Nuns of Oulton and we continue our association with Oulton to this day. The Care Home in the former school was opened in the 1980s. The buildings were no longer up to the standard required thus a new care home was built in the grounds of the Abbey. As a point of interest the Abbey Church was the first church designed by Edward Pugin when only 19 years old. He was the son of A W Pugin.

Summer Food Fair - 15th July 2017

Locally sourced produce available in the Abbey grounds. The event organised by The Grange, the restaurant adjacent to the Abbey Church.

Run to the Son - 23rd-25th June 2017

Diocese of Plymouth at Buckfast - Prayer and Inspiration forMission. Photographs show the Vigil which started at 23:30, followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, then Dawn Mass on Sunday morning celebrated by the Bishop at 05:30.

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 ...

Garden Philosophy and Organics

A walk and talk with the Abbey's Head Gardener.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat in October

Choose from: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of October (weekend retreat) Monday 9th of to Friday 13th of October (midweek retreat) Friday 6th of to Friday 13th October (6 day retreat)

Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture - Book Launch and Conference

Come and attend this unique occasion to hear from highly respected authors who have contributed to the forthcoming publication "Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture" edited by Rev Peter Beacham.