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The Millennium Mysteries

The Millennium Mysteries

Sept 5th - 8th 2018 | £10

Buckfast Abbey present a newly commissioned play with music to celebrate their millennium.
Loosely based on the Medieval Mysterie Cycle this modern adaptation presents the creation,
the fall and restoration through the passion of Christ, in an imaginative and humourous retelling.
Come and join Unleashed Theatre Company as they journey through the bible in this
hilarious and yet ultimately moving presentation of the greatest stories ever told!

Tickets cost £10, under 16's tickets can be added for £5

If you are experiencing difficulties booking your tickets online, you can also buy tickets via our Book Shop on 01364 645506 (avoid 12-2pm if possible please)

Pre-play two course meal available in the Abbey’s Grange Restaurant at 6.00pm for only £19.75. (No pre-play meal for the Saturday Matinee)

Main Course
~ Herb crusted whiting fillet with creamed potatoes, roast vine cherry tomatoes and a fennel cream sauce
~ Leek and brie risotto cakes with tomato fondue
~ Chicken breast, stuffed with brie and wrapped in bacon, creamed potatoes and a port wine sauce

Desert
~ Chocolate mousse cake with berries and cream
~ Vanilla Crème Brulee with Blackberries and shortbread
~ Local Ice cream



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On the eve of All Souls the graves of past members of the Community are lighted with lamps. Following the Conventual Mass the Monastic Cemetery is blessed.

Millennium Monastic Celebration - 27th October 2018

The Abbot Primate, the Right Reverend Gregory Polan O.S.B. presided at a Solemn Mass on Saturday 27th October in thanksgiving for the Millennium Anniversary of the Granting of the Foundation Charter. Representatives of Monastic Communities were present for the Mass. This Monastic Celebration was held at this time, as monks returned to Buckfast on 28th October 1882 and rebuilt the monastery on its medieval foundations. As the 28th, the feast of Saints Simon and Jude was a Sunday, a votive Mass of the Apostles was celebrated the day before.

English Benedictine Congregation Conference - October 2018

The E.B.C. Continuing Formation Commission arranged a conference at Buckfast with the theme "Taking Responsibility for Your Community". Representatives from all the communities of the E.B.C. were present. Speakers were Baroness Sheila Hollins, Sister Anna Brennan and Abbot Jeremias Schroeder. The conference was also assisted by Caryn Vanstone, Bruno Dalbiez, Father Andrew Browne and Marie Grant.

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Craft Stalls
Food Stalls
Food and Drink workshops
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Kids Activities (Education department)
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Roast Chestnuts
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