St. Paul the Apostle
Catholic Church

Forthcoming Events

Items in green are of local interest.  In most cases, more information can be found on the church notice board (NB).

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Weekday Mass.

From Oct 2018 on, a notice will only be placed here when the Mass and/or Adoration will NOT take place at the times or on the days mentioned on the Home page.  There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Rosary for the Benefit of the Unborn, starting at 9:30 am (St. Paul).

From the 1st Friday of May and every First Friday of the month thereafter, 15 decades of the Rosary will be recited; organised by the SPUC and the Knights of S. Columba. 

“Global Healing - How our Faith can help us care for our Common Home”

This is a film-based event for parishes, groups and individuals. It will inform, challenge and equip people to engage with Pope Francis’ vital call to Care For Our Common Home.  Produced by Catholic Faith Exploration on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.  More info.: and our NB.

Buckfast Abbey Quiet Day, 11th May, 10:00 - 15:00.

Led by Dom Christopher Delaney O.S.B. Subject: ‘Be Compassionate as Your Father Is Compassionate’. Cost: £15, includes refreshments and a light lunch. Booking/more info: or 01364 645532; or

RUN TO THE SON; 21st - 23rd June, Buckfast Abbey.

A weekend of prayer and inspiration to help equip you for mission. Main features: a day of growth in discipleship led by Anthony Gielty, a night vigil of prayer welcoming the dawn in the splendour of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and a sunrise Mass with Bishop Mark. £50 pp inclusive of food and camping facilities. Other accommodation available at additional cost. Booking forms/more details: or St. Peter’s parish office, 01752 701660.

Retreats in the Diocese of Plymouth.

Each retreat is silent and individually guided by members of the Plymouth Diocesan Ignatian Spirituality Team. St Ignatius offered a vision of prayer by reflecting on one’s experiences of God and talking about them with others. All retreats will be held at Buckfast Abbey except the July retreat which is at Sclerder Abbey, Looe, Cornwall.
28 - 30 June (Friday–Sunday) w/e retreat; 7 - 12 July (Sunday–Friday); 5-day retreat; 11 - 13 October (Friday–Sunday); w/e retreat; 14 - 18 October (Monday–Friday); midweek retreat; 11 - 18 October (Monday–Friday); 6-day retreat; 15 - 17 November (Friday–Sunday); w/e retreat - a ‘taster’ weekend for anyone who would like to try a retreat for the first time.
Booking/more info.: Diocesan Retreats, 14 Beweys Park, Lower Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4SW; 01752 657469; or

Fully Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland.

3rd July 2019 from Bristol. £649.00 pp sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with FULL BOARD. All entertainment/ day trips and guided tours included. Single room supp. £100. Contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557 or email Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Stop in the Name of God!

Southgate Retreat Centre, Buckfast Abbey; 12th - 14th July 2019; £100 pp. including all meals and accommodation. A weekend especially aimed at those who have not been on a residential retreat before. Relax and unwind in the beauty of Buckfast Abbey and its grounds; take time for personal contemplation of your faith; welcome and input from monks; opportunity to attend Mass and other services; structured Quiet Day is planned for Saturday. Booking: email:; 01364 645532 or online:

Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey.

Junior Camp (yrs 3 - 6): 28th July - 4th August; Senior Camp (yrs 7 - 10) and St. Petroc’s (yrs 11 -13): 6th - 11th August. More info: Parish Priest or Prompt applications advisable.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 1st - 8th August 2019.

By air from Exeter. £795 pp (fully inclusive.) More info.: Pilgrimage Director, Fr. Kieran Kirby, 01803 294142 or the tour operator, Joe Walsh Tours: 0203 4680617, email:

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 1st - 8th August 2019.

£495 pp (fully inclusive). Further details: Rev. Anthony O’Gorman, 01637 851697, Anthony.O’

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