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Service Times

The monks celebrate the Divine Office and Mass together each day in the Abbey Church. Most of these services are open to the public.

Monday to FridaySaturday - Sunday
Matins (Office of Readings)
Lauds (Morning Prayer)07:4507:45

Sext (Midday Prayers)
Not a public Office


Not a public Office

Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:30
18:30 (with Benediction on Sunday)
20:00 (In private on Saturday)

Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday

Saturdays at 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment
Saint Benedict's, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AJ   Times

Saturday - First Mass of Sunday

Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Petroc, East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AT   Times
Wednesday and Friday.   10:00 - subject to change or cancellation, please call to confirm


Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ
Thursday   09:15 - subject to change or cancellation; please call to confirm
Sunday   09:00

Monthly Music

Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey

Hope, faith, life, love

Saturday 10th June, 19:30 | £15.00

Alvington Singers returns to Buckfast Abbey under their new conductor to perform an eclectic range of works spanning the 16th–21st centuries. The programme consists of well-known favourites by Duruflé, Tallis and Finzi, as well as some lesser known...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Fréderic Blanc

Saturday 24th June, 19:30 | £10.00

Winner of several international competitions, celebrated French organist Fréderic Blanc makes his debut appearance at Buckfast Abbey. His programme includes music from the eighteenth century to the present day, including works by Charles Tournemire a...


How To Get Here

By Road Buckfast Abbey is 0.5 miles from the A38 Devon Expressway, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.

By Rail The nearest stations are Newton Abbot and Totnes, both only 20 minutes drive from the Abbey.

By Bus The local bus service, Stagecoach number 88, operates from Newton Abbot and Totnes to Buckfast. There is also a coach service between Exeter and Plymouth which stops in Buckfastleigh. The Abbey is a half-mile walk.

Entrance and parking is FREE and there is easy access to all facilities.


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Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE

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Parish PriestFr. Francis: 01364 645526

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Conventual Mass in Thanksgiving for the Coronation of King Charles III

Buckfast Abbey held a special Mass in Thanksgiving of His Majesty The King on Sunday 7th May, which was followed by a ‘big celebratory luncheon’ for the Monastic Community and parishioners.

A celebration of Servant of God, John Bradburne

The John Bradburne Memorial Society is excited to announce a celebration to be held at Buckfast Abbey in honour of John Bradburne’s 102nd Birthday. Buckfast holds a significant place in John’s story, he entered the Catholic Church there on the Feast Day of Christ the King in 1947 and whilst at Buckfast explored the possibility of becoming a Benedictine monk. There will be a Mass in the Abbey Church at 12pm.

Hope, faith, life, love

Alvington Singers returns to Buckfast Abbey under their new conductor to perform an eclectic range of works spanning the 16th–21st centuries. The programme consists of well-known favourites by Duruflé, Tallis and Finzi, as well as some lesser known works by Gjeilo and Stroope, all linked by the theme of faith and affirmations of life. Alvington Singers Harriet Oakley director

Honeybee Experience days 2023

Duration: 11am until 3pm (lunch will be provided). Venue: Buckfast Abbey Bee Barn What time: from 11am until 3pm. When: Five separate opportunities on the following days: Saturday June 17th Thursday June 29th Saturday July 8th Tuesday July 18th Thursday August 3rd Course tutors: Clare Densley and Martin Hann Limited to 6 people on each day This Honeybee experience day would make a perfect gift for someone you care about, or for yourself. During the day you will have the opportunity to visit our gentle bees in the Buckfast Abbey teaching apiary, which is a short, but delightful, walk through the woods from our bee barn. If the weather is fine, you will have the opportunity to wear a bee suit and experience colony life at first hand. You may be lucky and spot the queen bee, watch a baby bee being born, or even (if you are comfortable about it) be able to hold a frame containing comb with honey, brood, and bees on it. Bee suits and other protective clothing will be provided. A buffet lunch in our bee barn is included in the day as well as refreshments on arrival. Martin (or Clare) might even make a cake! Participants will leave, having learned about honeybees from a fully illustrated talk from Martin and Clare, with a small gift pack containing information about bees including seeds and honey.