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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

Abbey Choir: Rachmaninov Vespers

Saturday 1st October 2022, 19:30 | £15.00

Join the Abbey Choir for an atmospheric performance of Rachmaninov All-night vigil. Premiered in 1915 in Moscow, the piece consists of settings of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox all-night vigil ceremony. It has been praised as among Rach...

 

West Devon Chorale: Masterpieces from Europe

Saturday 8th October 2022, 19:30 | £15.00

For their annual concert at the Abbey, West Devon Chorale explores some of the finest European choral music written for chamber choir. Their programme includes Palestrina Stabat Mater, Haydn Te Deum in C, Gorecki Totus Tuus & Vier...

 

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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Please address postal enquiries to the appropriate department at:
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE


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Information
Telephone Main Switchboard01364 645500
Please call this number for general enquires.
Buckfast Abbey Book Shop
01364 645506
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The Grange Restaurant
01364 645504
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Buckfast Abbey Gardens
01364 645507
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Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
01364 645530
Conference Website
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01364 645630
For Retreats for men please click here for the Monastery
For Retreats for women and married couples please click here for Southgate
Buckfast Abbey Works Dept.
01364 645502

Buckfast Abbey Bee Dept.
01364 645514
Bee Courses Click Here
Parish PriestFr. Francis: 01364 645526


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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.



Abbey Choir: Rachmaninov Vespers

Join the Abbey Choir for an atmospheric performance of Rachmaninov All-night vigil. Premiered in 1915 in Moscow, the piece consists of settings of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox all-night vigil ceremony. It has been praised as among Rachmaninov’s finest works and “the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church”. The Choir of Buckfast Abbey Philip Arkwright director view pre-concert menu If you are booking a pre-concert meal please take your seat at Conference Centre dining room by 18:00

The Big Buckfast Abbey Quiz Night - October

The Big Buckfast Abbey Quiz Night Tickets cost £5 includes the cost of Curry. There will be a bar to purchase drinks. Why not get a team together to take part in the quiz (groups of 6 to 8 people maximum).

West Devon Chorale: Masterpieces from Europe

For their annual concert at the Abbey, West Devon Chorale explores some of the finest European choral music written for chamber choir. Their programme includes Palestrina Stabat Mater, Haydn Te Deum in C, Gorecki Totus Tuus & Vierne Messe Solennelle. West Devon Chorale Michael Johnson director Peter King organ