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*
 

*We are hosting paid-for events on Sunday 4th December and Sunday 11th December - please see listings below for details.
 

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.
 

We are not open on any Bank Holidays in 2016.
 

For all enquiries contact the Sales Team by phone 0161 223 3211 or email events@themonastery.co.uk.
 

Our office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.
 

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. Enjoy family activities, inspirational talks...

Most Sundays and Mondays *see exceptions

12:00 - 4:00pm

Free: Donations welcome

Christmas with Lucinda

We're delighted to announce that Lucinda Drayton, voice of 100,000 Angels, will be back at the Monastery to lead our Christmas celebration with her unique combination of meditation, music and inspirational words. 

The day will include a Christmas lunch (vegetarian option also available) - please click 'More info' below

Please call (0161) 223 3211 to book your place and let us know about any special dietary requirements.

SUN 4 DEC 2016

11.30 - 4:30pm (doors open 11)

£39.95 inc lunch

A Joyful Christmas Celebration

With Lucinda Drayton
Enjoy Lucinda’s beautiful music with Christmas songs and carols and be inspired by stories that will uplift you and set the scene for a joyful Festive Season.

Book now with our Sales Team 0161 223 3211 or email events@themonastery.co.uk 

MON 5 DEC 2016

12-3pm (doors open 11.30)

£29.95

Christmas Party Night

Bring your friends and colleagues to celebrate Christmas in style, with a reception cocktail from 7pm, a delicious three course Christmas dinner, followed by dancing with a DJ and late bar. 

- Seasonal Arrival Drink
- 3 Course Christmas Dinner with Tea and Coffee
- Christmas Decorations and Novelties
- DJ and Disco until 01:00 am 

Please contact the sales team to find out more information - 0161 223 3211 | events@themonastery.co.uk

FRI 9 DEC 2016 & SAT 17 DEC 2016

7pm til 1am

£45

Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert

With carols for audience participation
Conducted by Juan Ortuño, a festive afternoon concert of music and carols. Mulled wine, mince pies and festive refreshments will be available.
NOW SOLD OUT

 

SUN 11 DEC 2016

2:00pm

SOLD OUT

Royal British Legion Concert

For the fourth 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). 

Tickets are available from the Monastery NOW.

SUN 11 DEC 2016

7:00pm (doors open 6.30)

£12.50

Christmas Talks and Lunches

Join Monastery Trust co-founder and Chief Executive Elaine Griffiths MBE for a Traditional Christmas Lunch with a difference - a wonderful way to celebrate the season and as perfect a gift for friends and relatives...

TUE 13 & MON 19 DEC 2016

11.30-3.00

£29.95

The Christmas Story

Open to the public from 12 - 4pm.
2pm - A one hour family celebration of the Story of Christmas with Carol Singing and a real donkey from The Donkey Sanctuary.

Festive Refreshments available in the Friars Pantry Cafe
Free Entry – Everyone Welcome 

SUN 18 DEC 2016

12:00 - 4:00pm

Free: Donations welcome

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Inspiration UK presents: God Bless Us Everyone

A Christmas extravaganza in the unique Inspiration style, with music from all aspects of the Christmas period.

MON 19 DEC, 2016

7:30pm

£15.00

80s chanpagne

80s Party Night

It's time to unpack the shoulderpads and unleash the big hair for our 80s themed Christmas Party​! Bring your friends and colleagues to celebrate.
- Seasonal Arrival Drink
- 3 Course Christmas Dinner with Tea and Coffee
- Christmas Decorations & Novelties
- DJ and Disco until 01:00 am 

Please call 0161 223 3211 to book with the Sales Team or email: events@themonastery.co.uk and one of the team will contact you.

TUE 20 DEC 2016

£34.95

New Years Eve Gala Dinner

Take your seats among the Saints in the Great Nave for a mouth watering gala dinner prepared by our talented chef, known for his fine dining expertise. Live music, DJ and dancing til midnight when we will welcome 2017. This will be another truly Happy New Year at the Monastery.

7pm arrival for reception drink, dinner at 8pm, carriages at 1am.

Please call (0161) 223 3211 to book with the Sales Team now, or email: events@themonastery.co.uk and one of the team will contact you.

SAT 31 DEC 2016

7pm til 1am

£85 per person

Free Healing & Therapy Days

The first Sunday each month dedicated to exploring the Spirit of Life 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

12:00 - 4:00pm

Free: Donations welcome

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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.

Mondays

2:00-3:00

£7.50 (+ booking fee)

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