In May 2019 nearly 50 Friends of Rochester Cathedral visited Devon for four days. On their way they visited Guildford Cathedral and were welcomed by The Friends of that cathedral.
In Devon, The Friends stayed at Northgate House - the guest house of Buckfast Abbey. The excellent accommodation is set in the peaceful beauty of the Abbey and its surroundings – making it a perfect place to stay.
During their visit The Friends visited the Abbey – once the home of Sir Francis Drake; took a tour across Dartmoor: had a cream tea at Buckfast; visited Exeter Cathedral and then back to Buckfast for dinner where The Friends were joined by Father Francis, Cathedral Prior of Rochester.
On the final day of the holiday – on their way home – The Friends visited Winchester Cathedral where they were looked after by The Friends of Winchester Cathedral.