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Upcoming events

Come and See Weekend

16th - 21th May | Free

Come and See vocations weekend 16th - 21st May

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

Thu 24th May | All tickets have now been allocated

Cardinal Francis Arinze, will preside at the Mass at 12:05pm in the presence of the Papal Legate, Cardinal Anders Arborelius O.C.D. Please note that access to the Abbey Church will be restricted until after 2.00pm.

Sat 2nd June 7.30pm David Briggs - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 2nd June | £10

Sat 2nd June 7.30pm David Briggs St. John the Divine, New York Pre-recital Meal available at the Grange Restaurant at Buckfast Abbey at 6.00pm

Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fayre

June 2nd - Saturday 10am | Free

June 2nd - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fayre. Further information for parking will be available nearer the time. Coach drop-off facilities only.

Corpus Christi Procession

Sun 3rd June | Free

Evening Prayer, Procession and Benediction Officient: Rt. Rev. Mark O'Toole, Bishop of Plymouth 3pm Sunday 3rd June

An Evening with Terry Waite

9th June 19:00 | £10

An evening with Terry Waite - 19:00. A talk, Q&A plus a drink and some nibbles! At Saint Cuthbert's Conference Centre at Buckfast Abbey.

Organ Recital (Messiaen series 3)

Sun 10th June 4.00pm | Free with retiring collection

Timothy Noon gives a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Les corps gloriueux’.

Spiritual Theology Conference

12th - 15th June | £345 with £50 registration Fee

Discover the riches of the great Catholic spiritual tradition.

Sing Joyfully! with The Torbay Singers

Saturday 16th June - 19:30 | £10

Great British sacred works including Mass in G Minor: Vaughan Williams Nunc Dimittis: Holst Sing Joyfully: Byrd and music by Tallis, Weelkes, MacMillan... and more! Tina Guthrie Director

Voces - Dartmoor Resonance

Tue 19th June 19:30 | £10

Sacred music from the 15th and 17th centuries

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

Run to the Son 2018

Fri 22nd - Sun 24th June | £50 - Accommodation costs not included.

Come and join us! This is a weekend of worship, prayer and fellowship, organised by Buckfast Abbey and the Plymouth Diocesan Evangelisation team, to help inspire you for mission. It is open to everyone in our Diocese and beyond. We just ask that under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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

Telling Tales - Learning to be a Storyteller

Sat 7th July | £35 - includes all materials and tuition and access to the rest of the Storytelling Festival

Have you always wanted to try storytelling in your church, school or other setting but feel you lack the skills and confidence? Then this workshop is for you. Run by Elizabeth Baker of Tillytoo Tales

Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival

July 5th - 8th | Free

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.

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

Sat 14th July 10.00am | £15

'Head and Heart?'...'How can our head knowledge of God sometimes be quite different from our heart knowledge-felt experience of God?'

Sat 14th July 7.30pm Vincent Dubois - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 14th July 7.30pm | £10

Vincent Dubois Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Pre-concert two course meal available in the Abbey’s Grange Restaurant at 6.00pm for only £19.75.

Summer Food Fair

21st July 2018 | Free

Our very successful Summer Food Fair is back and filled with even more activities, stalls, local foods and live music!

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

The Choir of Buckfast Abbey - Summer Concert

Sat 28th July 19:30 | £10

The Choir of Buckfast Abbey, Summer Concert: Requiem: Duruflè and other French Sacred Music.

Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps

29th July - 3rd Aug and 5th - 10th Aug | £160 (speak to your parish priest for assistance if required)

The Summer Camps aim to provide all young Catholics of the Diocese of Plymouth, with an opportunity to learn more about their faith within a holiday atmosphere.

Spiritual Theology Conference 2

30th July - 2nd August | £345 with £50 registration Fee

Discover the riches of the great Catholic spiritual tradition.

Sat 4th August 19:30 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

Philosophy for Faith - School of the Annunciation

2nd - 5th August 2018 | £345 with £50 registration Fee

Explore the Faith as a philosophy of life ‘not made by human hands’.

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

Bell Ringing Festival

Sat 11th August from 10am | Free

Be part of this unique celebration of Bell ringing at Buckfast Abbey and throughout Devon. Ringing teams can apply to ring through the day via their local tower. Day includes: ringing demonstrations on 2 'mini rings', live video streaming from the ringing chamber and bell viewing gallery, education & craft activities, ringing exhibition, hand bell ringing, BBQ and a Service of celebration of bell ringing.

Apologetics for the New Evangelisation - School of the Annunciation

9th - 12th August | £345 with £50 registration Fee

Come and learn how to give reasonable answers to difficult questions about the Catholic faith.

'Come and Sing' Charity Choral Concert

Sat 18th August 19:30 | £10

Faure's Requiem followed by highlights from Handel's Messiah Christopher Fletcher: Conductor

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 Varies

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

The Millennium Mysteries - creation, fall, restoration.

Sept 3rd - 8th 2018 | Price TBC

A new play commission by Buckfast Abbey

Antiques Roadshow

Thur 13th September 2018 | Free

Buckfast Abbey is delighted to be hosting the Antiques Roadshow on the 13th of September 2018. 9.30am - 4.30pm

Sat 15th September 19:30 Matthew Martin - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 15th September 19:30 | £10

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

'Inspiring Visits' Conference

Tue 2nd - Wed 3rd Oct | £150 excluding accommodation

A two day conference for those visitor attractions who seek to provide their visitors with an intangible ‘something’ which goes beyond the simple act of visiting. Come along to find out not just how to inspire your visitors or inspire new audiences, but also to gain inspiration yourself in the peaceful surroundings of the Abbey.

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 by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie

20th October - 2.30pm | £10

Talk by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie - The Just War

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

Sat 10th Nov 19:30 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

Organ Recital (Messiaen series)

Sun 23rd December 4.30pm | Free with retiring collection

Richard Lea gives a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘‘La Nativité du Seigneur’

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 ...

Come and See Weekend

Come and See vocations weekend 16th - 21st May

Walk and Talk - Trees and Shrubs.

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

Our Lady of Buckfast - Mass

Cardinal Francis Arinze, will preside at the Mass at 12:05pm in the presence of the Papal Legate, Cardinal Anders Arborelius O.C.D. Please note that access to the Abbey Church will be restricted until after 2.00pm.