Whats On At The Monastery

We are open to the public most Sundays from 12:00 until 4:00pm unless a special event is taking place*

From Monday 9th January 2017 we will also be open every Monday 12-4pm. Refreshments are available in the Friars Pantry and there is free on-site parking.

Our office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. For all enquiries contact the Sales Team by phone 0161 223 3211 or email events@themonastery.co.uk.

How To Find Us? Please go to the bottom of this listings page.

Open Days

See the heritage restoration of the former church and friary. Soak up the atmosphere of Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. Walk the cloisters and enjoy the friary gardens. Delicious refreshments, home baked cakes and cream teas available all afternoon in the Friars Pantry. Sorry, we will be closed for a private event on Sunday 22 January.

Most Sundays and Mondays *see exceptions

12:00 - 4:00pm

Free: Donations welcome

Free Health & Well-being Days

Starting on 8th January, the first Sunday of each month is dedicated to exploring Health and Well-being with FREE healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other actitivities on these days including inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops may incur specific charges.

First Sunday of each month 2017

12:00 - 4:00pm

Free: Donations welcome


Monastery Talks

During one of our regular Open Days,join one of our Gorton Monastery or Manchester History talks. To book please click on this link to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monastery-talks-tickets-29607908050

Please click below for talk titles and  dates.



£7.50 (+ booking fee)

Sacred Solfeggio Sound Bath

With Janet Farnell
Magdalena the Sacred Feminine -  using Sound and Plant Essence to journey into our Soul.

SUN 29 JAN 2017

12-1.30 & 2-3.30

Suggested donations £5-£10

World Sound Healing Day

The Sound Heard Around the World
On World Sound Healing Day, sound healers, meditators, peace activists and lovers of all humanity and sentient consciousness send a Sonic Valentine to the Earth. More details on this page soon.

SUN 19 FEB 2017

12:00 - 4:00pm


Wedding Open Night

Join us at our Wedding Open Evening on Tuesday, 21st February, 2017!

Come see the brand new Welcome Wing which is opening in January 2017, this will be the perfect space for your drinks reception with direct access to our gardens for photos! Take a walk in the Great Nave and see it dressed for a wedding. Come view this unique and romantic venue, which can be the perfect space for your perfect day! We will have a few of our favourite wedding suppliers here, to give you some great ideas for your special day.

Our wedding co-ordinators cannot wait to meet you and answer all your wedding planning questions.

Call us to make an appointment, register online, or pop in anytime between 17:30-20:30!

TUES 21 FEB 2017

5:00pm - 8:30pm


Belle Vue Is Back

Belle Vue returns to Gorton Monastery
Please join us for two days of family activities to celebrate the fascinating history of Belle Vue. More details to follow soon.

SUN 19 & MON 20 MAR 2017



Sacred Sounds Sacred Dance

Half day workshop led by Ana Costa & John Hofton
Come and join us in the sacred space of The Monastery for an afternoon of joyous celebration in sacred dance and sacred sound.

SUN 9 APR & 24 SEP 2017

12:00 - 4:00pm


Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Proms

In aid of St Ann's Hospice
Don't miss your chance to see Juan Ortuno conduct the highly acclaimed Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra performing these much loved summer prom favourites and orchestral works in the stunning surroundings of the Monastery. An ideal event for families and children too.

SUN 9 JUL 2017

2:30pm (doors open 1pm)



G4 Christmas By Candlelight 2017

X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 embark on their "Christmas By Candlelight" UK tour in 2017 and are making a stop at The Monastery Manchester!

MON 4 DEC 2017

Doors open at 6:45pm

£17.50 - £75

Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert

Come enjoy a lovely afternoon Christmas Concert with Carols!

Conducted by Juan Ortuño, a festive afternoon concert of music and carols.

With carols for audience participation.

SUN 10 DEC 2017

2:00pm - 4:30pm


Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

For the fifth year running the Royal British Legion invite you to welcome in the Christmas season with music from The Band of the Kings Division (brass band). 

SUN 10 DEC 2017

7:00pm (doors open 6.30)


How To Find Us

The Monastery Manchester Ltd, Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF
Tel: 0161 223 3211
Email: events@themonastery.co.uk

Office opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 5.30pm, Free on-site parking