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Carol Service sung by The Stanborough Chorus

Fri 15th Dec 7.30pm | Free with retiring collection

The Stanborough Chorus return to Buckfast Abbey to sing at this Carol Service in support of the Primrose Foundation at Derriford Hospital.

Buckfast Abbey Choir - Handel's Messiah

Sat 16th Dec 7.30pm | £10

Buckfast Abbey Choir Concert Handel's Messiah sung by Buckfast Abbey Choir and the Abbey's Chamber Orchestra. Concert starts at 7.30pm, early booking is advised - Tickets cost £10 each.

A Festive Banquet

Saturday 16th December 2017 - 7.30pm | £25

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre Proudly Presents - A Festive Banquet - A modern twist on traditional Yuletide food and customs. Accompanied by a presentation of traditional, monastic and culinary anecdotes to advise, delight and enthral!

Christmas Service - Friends of Rowcroft Hospice

Sun 17th Dec 3.00pm | Free with retiring collection

A service of choir and congregational hymns, scripture readings and prayers led by Rowcroft Chaplain, Rev Jill Still. With the Dartington Community Choir...

Buckfast Abbey Carol Service & Christmas Fair

Sat 23rd Dec 3.00pm | Free with retiring collection

The Abbot and Monastic Community of Buckfast, welcome you to a traditional service of Readings, Carols and Christmas Music. Sung by the Choir of Buckfast Abbey and led by the Rt. Rev. David Charlesworth. This year our Carol Service is followed by a Christmas Fair with festive gifts, food and drink available...

Garden Quiz - In the Grange Restaurant. £3 entry

January 12th - Friday 3pm | £3

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. (Refreshments available to purchase at The Grange)

Pruning with the Garden Department

January 24th - Wednesday 10am | £18 per person

January 24th - Wednesday 10am - 4pm How to approach pruning trees and shrubs if you have never done it before, or would like to develop your existing skills. Max of 12 people on this course.

Talk and Lunch with the Garden Department

February 15th - Thursday 11am. | £19.60

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

The Great Seed Giveaway

Feb 24th - Saturday 10am | No Cost

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

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

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

Walk and Talk - Trees and Shrubs.

May 24th - Thursday 11am | £3

May 24th - Thursday 11am. Walk and Talk - Trees and Shrubs. £3

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

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

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

Walk and Talk - Seeds and Cuttings

September 7th - Friday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Seeds and Cuttings. £3

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics

October 2nd - Tuesday 11am | £3

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics. £3

Talk and Lunch - Edible Plants

October 23rd - Tuesday 11am | £19.60

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

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey Tour

November 7th - Wednesday 11am | £3

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey Tour. £3

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

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Diocesan Celebration of the Feast of Saint Cuthbert Mayne

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass with the Diocesan Clergy and the Buckfast Monastic Community on the Feast of St. Cuthbert Mayne. St Cuthbert Mayne is a Patron of the Diocese. He was born near Barnstaple in Devon. He was an Anglican Clergyman when he became a Catholic and later studied for the priesthood at Douai, and was the first of the seminary priests to suffer martyrdom. Following a time ministering in Cornwall he was captured and hanged at Launceston for being a Catholic priest, on 29th November 1577.

Mary: Icon of the Church

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The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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 ...

Carol Service sung by The Stanborough Chorus

The Stanborough Chorus return to Buckfast Abbey to sing at this Carol Service in support of the Primrose Foundation at Derriford Hospital.

Buckfast Abbey Choir - Handel's Messiah

Buckfast Abbey Choir Concert Handel's Messiah sung by Buckfast Abbey Choir and the Abbey's Chamber Orchestra. Concert starts at 7.30pm, early booking is advised - Tickets cost £10 each.

A Festive Banquet

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre Proudly Presents - A Festive Banquet - A modern twist on traditional Yuletide food and customs. Accompanied by a presentation of traditional, monastic and culinary anecdotes to advise, delight and enthral!