Whats On At The Monastery

We are open to the public most Sundays and Mondays from 12 until 4pm unless a special event is taking place*. We are closed for Bank Holidays in 2017, plus Easter Sunday and Monday, 16th & 17th April. 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.

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

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. Please click 'More details' for dates of closures and ticketed events.

Most Sundays and Mondays *see exceptions

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)

Healthy Gorton - Healthy Life

Information & Support for a Healthier You
Join our friendly group for a six week course at a special rate of £21 to celebrate the Monastery Trust's 21st Birthday, with discounts for local residents...

Mondays from 6 MAR 2017



Arts & Crafts Club

Starts Tuesday 14th March
The Gorton Monastery Arts & Craft Club will take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm. £2 covers the cost of materials and space is limited so please book.

2nd Tuesday each month



Blessing of the Water

With Janet Farnell
A special event for the Vernal (Spring) Equinox

SUN 19 MAR 2017


Suggested donations £5-£10

Remembering Belle Vue

Belle Vue returns to Gorton Monastery
A chance to take a walk down memory lane and reminisce about some of the highlights of Belle Vue...

SUN 19 & MON 20 MAR 2017



Satish Kumar

Soil, Soul, Society:
Steps towards developing community

NLights is thrilled to have secured the visit of former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar to the North West...

SAT 25 MAR 2017



Earth School

Talk by Mark W Foster
'Exploring Ley Lines, Earth Energies, Vortices, Portals and More'. The Earth School offers a wide variety of regular talks, workshops, on site esoteric tours and off visits to interesting locations and more. Further details and dates are listed in the 'Health & Well-Being' section of this site.

SUN 26 MAR 2017


£20, members £15

Soul Scripting

A written meditation workshop
Soul Scripting is a mindfulness practice. It is a form of meditation that teaches ways to use writing as a powerful, easily accessible form of self care and self exploration...

SUN 2 APR 2017


£20 plus booking fee

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 30 APR & 24 SEP 2017

12:00 - 4:00pm


Spring Wedding Open Night

The Monastery Manchester really is the perfect venue to host your special day, we are licensed for civil ceremonies. Whether you are looking for a venue for your whole day or just your reception we have a package for you.

TUES 2 MAY 2017

5:30pm - 8:30pm


World Laughter Day

Laughter Yoga is a new way of doing aerobic exercise.  It releases the endorphins just like running round the block, but you can do it in the living room with friends even when its raining and cold outside.  And it does so much more...

SUN 7 MAY 2017


Free: Donations welcome

Gordon Smith & Kyle Gray

Following a sell-out of their first ever show together, the UK’s most accurate medium and foremost angel expert are back to share their amazing insights and spiritual gifts!...

SAT 13 MAY 2017

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Tickets start at £89.00

St Georges Singers

St George's Singers 60th Anniversary Season
Verdi: Messa da Requiem 
£18, £16 concession, £5 students/ children, group discounts available

SUN 25 JUN 2017

7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

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)

£15.00 Adults - £7.50 Children

Exploring Conciousness & Sound

With Lucinda Drayton & Russell Oliver Stone
A day of exploration into sound and how it can potentially deepen our experience of the self, the heart and connection to the divine source.

SUN 23 JUL 2017

11:00 - 5:00

£45 inc light lunch

Sacred Circle Dance

With Ana Costa & Renata Ramos
We invite you to hold hands with us in the circle and celebrate the union of the two hemispheres. With guest musician John Hofton.

SUN 22 OCT 2017



Lucinda at the Monastery

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

SUN 26 NOV 2017



A Joyful Christmas Celebration

Enjoy Lucinda’s beautiful music in this special Monastery workshop.

More details will be on here soon.

MON 27 NOV 2017

Time TBA


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

£15.00 Adults - £7.50 Children

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