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).

Friday 29th June, Ss. Peter and Paul.

Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass at 12:00 am.

RETREATS in the Diocese of Plymouth 2018.

June 29th - July 1st (Fri - Sun) Weekend Retreat at Southgate Buckfast.
July 8th - 13th (Sun - Fri) 5-day Retreat at Sclerder, Looe, Cornwall.
October 12th - 14th (Fri - Sun) Weekend Retreat at Southgate, Buckfast.
October 15th -19th (Mon - Fri) Midweek Retreat At Southgate Buckfast.
October 12th -19th (Fri - Fri) 6 day Retreat at Southgate, Buckfast.
November 16th -18th (Fri-Sun) A ‘Taster’ W/E Retreat at Southgate, Buckfast (for anyone who would like to try a retreat for the first time!)
More information and booking forms are available on our NB or by clicking here.

Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival, 7th & 8th July, 2018.

A free event for all the family with storytellers, puppeteers and performers of all kinds.  With Tillytoo Tales, Malou Evans, Professor Queen Bee, Nicky Rafferty, Bob Hartman, Abi Alao,and the Footprints Theatre.  “The First King of England…in a Dress” by Snail tales Theatre Company, 8th July, 2:30 pm, Schiller Hall.  A fun-packed storytelling show about King Cnut (the founder of Buckfast Abbey.)  More info.:

“Telling Tales - Learning to be a Storyteller,” St. Cuthbert’s Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey, 7th July, 10:00 - 12:00.

£35 pp (includes all materials, tuition and access to the rest of the Festival.)  More info.: or 01364 645517.  Book at (not at the address on the poster.)  Places limited - first come, first served.

Plymouth Diocesan 2018 Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

2 - 8 August 2018, by air from Exeter.  Led by Bishop Mark.  More info: Rev. Kieran Kirby, 01803 294142; Joe Walsh Tours, 0203 468 0617;;  More info. and booking foms in the church porch.

Bell Ringing Festival 2018, 10:00 - 5:30 pm, 11th August 2018, Buckfast Abbey.

Demos, handbells, exhibition, trade stalls, BBQ, crafts, family fun.  Free parking. Free entry.  “The Big Ring” (the bells of Holy Trinity, Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Abbey will ring together for the first time) will take place at 1:45 pm.  Live streaming from the Tower.

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

A free resource coming Summer 2018 - a film evening for the whole parish, including a worldwide supper.  Produced by Catholic Faith Exploration on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.  More info.: and our NB.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 2019.

18th -25th February, 2019.

Details: Pilgrimage People, Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP;  Tel: 08006123423.

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