Buckfast Abbey and Gardens on the southern slopes of Dartmoor

Buckfast Abbey

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We are pleased to announce that the Abbey church, shops and grounds are now open. The Grange is open for table service and takeaway (reduced menu). Pre-booking is necessary for coaches. Some restrictions still apply. All open from 10am until 5pm daily, although shops open 11.30am – 4pm Sundays (Abbey Church is closed at times on Saturday and Sunday for services).

To reserve places for Mass, click the ‘Book Mass Seating’ button below. Click here for important information

Attention: To comply with Government and Church guidance, we have to limit the number of people attending Holy Mass at any one time. So we need to ask you to complete a booking form for each Mass you would like to attend. We apologise for this, but we hope you will appreciate that we do it in order to keep you and others safe.

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Since time immemorial, deer have been drawn to graze in the sheltered meadows which line the banks of the river Dart in this Devonshire valley and quench their thirst in the cooling waters which flow here from high up on the moors and down towards the sea.

For nearly a thousand years, people have been drawn here, too. They have come to search for God. For God who is everywhere, certainly, but as they happened upon this place, they sensed that its beauty, its silence and tranquillity, its community of people who were similarly searching, made it a place where God might easily be found.

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