Abbey   Buckfast

Buckfast Abbey

juridic titleAbbey
type of monastery 27 monks , 150 lay oblates CongregationEnglish Congregation (Angl)address Buckfast Abbey
Devon TQ11 0EE
England, UK
GMT offsetGMT+00:00
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +44 (0)1364 645500
fax +44 (0)1364 643891
email address
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code of closest major airport Londo
closest major city Plymouth (0) (0)
exhibitions (An exhibition telling the history of Buckfast Abbey from its original foundation in 1018)
other pastoral activitiesAbout 400,000 visitors and pilgrims come to the Abbey each year. The community regards the welcoming of these people and ministering to their needs as one of the ways in which they practise the Benedictine virtue of hospitality. The monastery runs an award-winning education service, providing information and teaching kits for children visiting the Abbey. About 12,000 children use this service annually. A few of the monks work in parishes away from the monastery or are chaplains to convents.
craft work and other products Beekeeping, the making of Buckfast Tonic Wine, pottery, stained glass and fudge are among the crafts in which the monks are involved
performances Concerts of a religious nature are held in the Abbey Church about once a month
patronale feastOur Lady of Buckfast (24/24)