Fundraising: Where does your money go?

This year we have launched our 21st Birthday Appeal asking everyone to support us in one last big push.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Monastery in so many ways over the last 20 years. We have achieved so much and I will always be indebted and immensely grateful to you all.
However, despite all of our shared efforts there is still a little more to do as we approach the Trust's 21st Anniversary in September 2017. I am asking if you would just consider supporting me one more time, for what will be my final fundraiser. 
As we approach this important milestone of the Trust's 21st Birthday in the year ahead and the project comes of age, now is the time to deliver on our promises so that the vision can be achieved.
Our Modern Day Monastery will serve the local community and enusre that this precious sacred site is protected for future generations to enjoy - forever!
Thank you for your generosity and continued support in advance. I know I can count on you to help in whatever ways you can. 

With love and gratitude,

Elaine Griffiths MBE

Chief Executive
The Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust


You can help in so many ways...

Make a donation and make a difference
Celebrate a life or mark a memory Dedicate a specially carved stone to remember that special person, mark an occasion or cherish a moment in our Path Of Life for £100
Adopt an Angel for £50 and recieve a personalised certificate of thanks
Sponsor a Saint Fund a real life saint working in the local community for just £40
Buy a Brick Donate £20 and recieve a personalised certificate of thanks
Create a Living Legacy or Remember Us In Your Will with a gift that you can see blossom and grow in your lifetime and in fiuture generations

With your support the Trust will be able to create...

'Life' at the Monastery
A free and accessible permanent Health & Well-Being Centre for those who need it most
A Family Room & Play Corner
Where all ages can share safe space and quality time to be together, have fun and play, with access to facilities and support where needed
A Music & Creative Arts Studio
A safe and secure space where everyone can find their voice and allow their creative talents to unfold
Healing & Therapy Rooms
For one to one and group sessions
A Traditional Craft, Skills and Sculpture Workshop
Providing training and inspiration to help everyone learn new skills and take the next step in life
The Enclosed Healing Garden
The creation of an authentic Franciscan garden and peaceful sanctuary in the cloister courtyard, re-planted with traditional culinary and medicinal plants and herbs
The Spirit of Life Water Feature
Creating a beautiful flowing centrepiece to the friary garden celebrating the healing power of water
The Labyrinth of Life
Carving a natural stone permanent labyrinth in the garden that can be used by everyone for mindfulness, relaxation and just for fun too!
The Walk of Life
A pathway of remembrance and remembering
Access for All
Providing free car parking and pram and wheelchair-friendly access, with lifts to the new basement and education/community hub rooms.


Please call 0161 223 3211 to donate using a debit card, or in person at one of our Open Days on Sundays and Mondays, 12-4pm.