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Festival of Sacred Art

Festival of Sacred Art

30th Aug - 7th Sept 2018 | Price Varies

Festival of Sacred Art at Buckfast Abbey

31st Friday - Consists of 2 talks by Dr. Farey - "Scripture and Sacred Art" & "Sacred Art Western and Eastern traditions" and 2 tours of the art in the Abbey led by Abbot David and Fr. Thomas Regan.
Includes lunch at Saint Cuthbert's conference centre.

1st September Saturday - Sister Judith from the Vatican Media Project will give a talk on the Vatican Media Project.
Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief execultive of the Royal School of Needle Work, on the making of the Millennium Vestments.
Isabel Coulton, sculpting Buckfast's newest statue of the Madonna.
Dr. Caroline Farey will speak on "The power of the decorative arts in the Christian life"
Includes lunch.

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Friday talks and tours

Saturday Talks

Blessed Sacrament Procession - 9th September 2018

Bishop Mark asked all the parishes of the Plymouth Diocese to have a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the main Mass on the Sunday of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress held in Liverpool.

The Millennium Mysteries - the Buckfast Play September 2018

The 'Millennium Mysteries' by David Robinson was especially commissioned for the Millennium Year.

Sacred Art Course - August 2018

Embroidery, sculpture, sacred art and art in the Abbey Church. The course was followed by an Icon tutorial course with Fr Alex Echeandia, Prior of the Monasterio de La Encarnación in Lima, Peru.

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 ...

West Devon Chorale - Magnificat!

West Devon Chorale Magnificat!

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics

Walk and Talk - Garden Philosophy and Organics. £3

Abbotsway Walk

A challenging route following the supposed trading routes between the Medieval Abbeys of Tavistock and Buckfast. As part of Buckfast Abbey's 1000 year Anniversary the finish for this year's walk will be at Buckfast Abbey.