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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)
06:3006:45
Lauds (Morning Prayer)07:4507:45

Sext (Midday Prayers)
Not a public Office

13:00
13:00

None
Not a public Office

14:00
14:00
Vespers (in Latin plain chant)18:30
18:30 (with Benediction on Sunday)
Compline20:00
20:00 (In private on Saturday)



Buckfast Abbey with the Community
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday to Friday
09:00
12:05
Saturday
12:05
-
Sunday
10:30
9:00


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

Saturday - First Mass of Sunday


   17:00
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

Sunday


   10:30
Saint Dunstan, New Park, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ
   Times
Thursday   09:15 - subject to change or cancellation; please call to confirm
Sunday   09:00


Monthly Music

Monthly Music at Buckfast Abbey

Shoah: A Holocaust Cantata

Saturday 28th January, 19:30 | £15.00

Following Holocaust Memorial Day, Brent Singers performs Philip Arkwright’s evocative Holocaust Cantata, Shoah.

Brent Singers
Matthew Searles director
Philip Arkwright organ

Seating is unreserved and on a first come, fir...

 

Durufle: Requiem

Saturday 4th March, 19:30 | £15.00

Maurice Durufle’s Requiem is one of the glories of the choral repertoire and one of his few completed works surviving for posterity. Dedicated to the memory of the composer’s father, this profoundly beautiful piece never fails to make an im...

 

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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Telephone Main Switchboard01364 645500
Please call this number for general enquires.
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01364 645506
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01364 645504
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Two new Priests ordained at Buckfast Abbey

September 16th was a joyous day at the Abbey when two monks were ordained priest by Archbishop George Stack. We were doubly blessed that Dom Andrew Prickett of the Buckfast Community and Dom John George of the Community of St Gregory the Great have been called to become priests. Abbot David Charlesworth and Abbot Nicholas Wetz, their Superiors, also participated in the ceremony.



Shoah: A Holocaust Cantata

Following Holocaust Memorial Day, Brent Singers performs Philip Arkwright’s evocative Holocaust Cantata, Shoah. Brent Singers Matthew Searles director Philip Arkwright organ Seating is unreserved and on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at approximately 19:00, following the conclusion of Monastic Vespers. A two-course pre-concert meal is available in the Conference Centre dining room at 17:45 for £23.95. An à la carte menu is available at Northgate House Hotel, please call 01364 645630

Security Awareness Seminar

This free event is across two days, 16th & 17th February 2023 - places are limited so please book your place in the link below. Thursday arrive 8.45am for 9am start. Closes at 4pm Friday arrive 8.45am for 9am start. Closes at 4.30pm For a full itinerary please Click Here DAY 1 - an Introduction to Community Security (including Online security), Personal safety and security for everyone and an open Q&A session This is a valuable stand-alone introduction to security, useful for anyone, and is a beneficial starting point for Day 2’s seminar. DAY 2 - Event security, Conflict management, Hostile reconnaissance and a Table-top scenario These sessions are applicable to front-facing staff & volunteers and for those involved in the planning/organising of security and/or events. Itinerary for DAY 1 On 16th we have 2 speakers to start things off:

  • 1. Opening by Detective Superintendent Craig McWhinnie
    Head of Counter Terrorism Policing South West.
  • 2. Keynote speaker – Figen Murray OBE
    Figen’s son, Martyn Hett, was one of the 22 people killed in the devastating Manchester Arena terrorist attack. Figen is the force behind Martyn’s Law - the Protect Duty – which will impact counter-terrorism awareness and planning for Publicly Accessible Locations.
This is an incredible opportunity for those who work in events, or the community or anyone who works with people can benefit from this seminar. If you’re coming from further afield we have accommodation on site please book direct https://www.buckfast.org.uk/accommodation The SAFE Programme was established in 2019 to help communities in the UK to access relevant security advice. SAFE shares the CST’s security knowledge with groups outside the Jewish community that are vulnerable to violence, extremism or hate crime. CST here: https://safe.cst.org.uk/
Figen Murray OBE

Durufle: Requiem

Maurice Durufle’s Requiem is one of the glories of the choral repertoire and one of his few completed works surviving for posterity. Dedicated to the memory of the composer’s father, this profoundly beautiful piece never fails to make an impact. This performance is the culmination of Dartington Community Choir’s 4th annual choral workshop at Buckfast Abbey. Dartington Community Choir and Workshop Singers Tori Longdon director Seating is unreserved and on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at approximately 19:00, following the conclusion of Monastic Vespers.