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Buckfast Abbey helps kids across the country cope with mental wellbeing

Buckfast Abbey is readying itself to lift the mood and mental wellbeing of primary school children across the UK with the launch of its largest ever festival to help children cope with the stresses of daily life.

Starting on Monday 11th October, the Take 5 Festival - a virtual event created by the Abbey’s Education Department - builds on the success of last year’s inaugural, week-long...

Buckfast Abbey opens ‘un-holey’ fish pass in battle to boost salmon on the River Dart

A brand new, state-of-the art fish pass, which addresses one of the last remaining barriers impacting the River Dart’s ailing salmon population, has been opened at Buckfast Abbey, Devon, in readiness for the start of the autumn salmon migration.

Funded by Buckfast Abbey and supported by a partnership grant of just under £100,000 from the Environment Agency, the new Larinier fish pass...

Latest life-saving defibrillators installed at Buckfast Abbey

Seven new life-saving defibrillators have been installed at Buckfast Abbey, taking the total on site to eight. This makes the religious centre and popular tourist attraction one of only a handful of venues in the South West to have so many defibrillators available in one place.

The vital role the resuscitation equipment plays has recently received global attention following Danish...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre unveils state-of-the art £2million Schiller Hall

A new-look, state-of-the-art event hall, alongside extended conference centre facilities, has opened its doors at the heart of Buckfast Abbey ready to support businesses and event organisers seeking an inspirational and easily accessible venue for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows or events.

Conveniently located midway between Exeter and Plymouth, just off the A38, the...

Open Air Theatre at Buckfast Abbey

Following on from last year’s lively adaptation of Godspell, Into the Light is a thought-provoking and beautifully written piece that will be performed at Buckfast Abbey from 7th -12th September by the Torbay-based Unleashed Theatre Company. Based on St John’s Gospel, it follows a group of refugees fleeing from Eastern Europe in the late 1930s at the start of the outbreak of the Second World...

Shadowlands

CS Lewis is remembered this year in Shadowlands, a new production by the Unleashed Theatre Company, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.

Hosted by Buckfast Abbey, as part of its regular programme of artistic events, they have commissioned the Unleashed Theatre Company, made up of gifted and enthusiastic people drawn from Baptist, Anglican, Catholic & Pentecostal churches from across South Devon to produce a high quality drama which entertains but also raises difficult issues concerning the Christian faith.

Shadowlands is the fourth production to be...

Buckfast Abbey hosts ‘Shadowlands’ marking 50 years since CS Lewis’s death

CS Lewis is remembered this year in Shadowlands , a new production by the Unleashed Theatre Company, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.

Hosted by Buckfast Abbey, as part of its regular programme of artistic events, they have commissioned the Unleashed Theatre Company, made up of gifted and enthusiastic people drawn from Baptist, Anglican, Catholic & Pentecostal...

Hope of new jobs with regeneration plans by Buckfast Abbey

Plans are being drawn up to regenerate the Axminster Carpets’ spinning mill at Buckfast, just weeks after it closed with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

The ambitious project has been undertaken by The Buckfast Abbey Trust which bought the 9.24 acre site from administrators at the end of March.

Consultants have been appointed to help develop the masterplan which will be...