Our Angels Appeal will help us to finish the restoration project that began back in 1996, and includes the restoration and conservation of the Lady Altar, the High Altar and Reredos behind it, plus many of the stencils, tiles and paint schemes that are in danger of being lost forever.
We need to raise another £1million as matched funding so that the Heritage Lottery Fund will support us with another £2million grant to finish the Monastery.
Please Be An Angel and help us to finish the Monastery. Your generous donation will help us to finish the restoration and provide permanent educational, community and visitor facilities to replace the marquee so we can be open every day for everyone!
All profits from events held at the Monastery are used towards the upkeep of the buildings and to support our charitable projects in the local community.
The ways that you can help with the restoration and protection of The Monastery:
Please Be An Angel
For single donations of any amount, anyone can Be An Angel.
If you would be kind enough to give on a more regular basis, a standing order for amounts from just £5 a month will ensure you receive our e-news letter and are among the first to know about special public events to be held here. And don’t forget if you are a UK tax payer, you can Gift Aid your donation too, providing us with an extra 25p for every £1 you give.
You can donate any amount by Credit/Debit card. Just click on this link to go to our MyDonate page online:https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/themonasteryofstfrancisandgortontrust and click on ‘Donate Now’.
(We have chosen this donation site as it makes no charge to charities, ensuring every penny you donate to our Angels Appeal goes to the Appeal.)
For corporate donors and sponsors. Your company name and logo will be added to the Angels Appeal page on our website, with a link to your own site if desired. You may wish to support us in different ways - we have lots of ideas and would love to share them with you. Please contact us to find out more.
Angel Giving for all occasions
A donation that marks a special celebration - for weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays, even the birth of a new baby. We have a selection of special envelopes that you can distribute among your friends and relatives during your wedding breakfast or celebration. Alternatively we will send you a personalised certificate commemorating your celebration for donations collected on your behalf, perhaps instead of a traditional wedding present or baby shower list.
Adopt An Angel for £50
Our popular and long-running scheme, giving the opportunity to sponsor one of the many stonework and painted angels inside and out at The Monastery. For a donation of £50 we will send you a personalised certificate of thanks, which can also be in the name of a friend or relative to give as a gift, marking a birthday or anniversary or the birth of a new baby, or in memory of a loved one.
Heavenly Angels (leave a legacy)
Once your own family and friends are taken care of, have you considered leaving a lasting gift to The Monastery in your will? We have a Legacy Pack that makes it really easy to do just that, for any amount. We would also love to hear your story, about what The Monastery means to you and why you have chosen to make this bequest. This can be published on our website,
anonymously if you prefer.
Cherished Angels (donate in memory)
It can also be comforting to celebrate the life of a loved one by making a donation to The Monastery in their name, or by asking for donations instead of flowers for their funeral. These gifts will be commemorated with a special personalised Certificate.
Please contact Trust Co-ordinator Clare Mount on (0161) 223 3211 or via email:firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about these schemes or to make a donation today. Thank you for being an Angel and supporting the Monastery. We are so grateful.
Adopt an Angel
For £50 you can Adopt an Angel from one of the many beautiful carved Angels that are being restored or recreated in the Monastery and its grounds. You’ll receive your very own Certificate of Support.
Buy a Brick
For just £10 and your name recorded in our donor’s register. A £20 donation will help us restore the intricate stone carvings around Gorton Monastery - the name of every donor will be recorded in the donor’s register and displayed in the restored building.
Our campaign to restore and return The Saints was completed in June 2012. This wonderful milestone in the Monastery's history was achieved thanks to the generosity of our many corporate friends, visitors, and supporters in the community. The 12 original Franciscan Saints statues have been painstakingly restored and are back where they belong, in the Great Nave of the former church. Thank you to everyone!
You can donate any amount by Credit/Debit card. Just click to go to our MyDonate page online:https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/themonasteryofstfrancisandgortontrust and click on ‘Donate Now’.
We have chosen this donation site as it makes no charge to charities, ensuring every penny you donate to our Angels Appeal goes to the Appeal.
Alternatively, if you wish to Buy a Brick, Adopt an Angel or participate in one of our other fundraising schemes, you can leave donations along with your details at the Monastery during usual office hours or on one of our regular Open Sundays (please check the ‘Whats On’ page for exceptions and closures).
Donations can be made by a mobile phone text message. Text MONA11 followed by the amount to be donated to 70070. For example to donate £10, text to 70070: MONA11 £10.
Alternatively you can send your donation by post. To download a donation form please Click Here