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To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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at the Monastery

What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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January 2019

Special Visitor & Heritage Open Days

This former Franciscan church and friary has been described as architect Edward Pugin’s masterpiece. It is a stunning example of the Gothic style he made popular in Victorian Britain. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and is now open to the public to explore. Visitors can learn...

January 5 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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October 2019

County Brides Wedding Fayre

Bring your partner, friends or family along and meet over 40 local wedding suppliers at the beautiful Monastery Manchester on Sunday 20th October! More information coming soon! We hope to see you there!

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 20 2019 12:00 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535. £5 per adult or £10 for one...

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 20 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email sharon@heavenonearth.space We begin with a 45 minute yoga practice to awaken each of the 7 main chakras along the spine, starting at the root chakra and the physical aspects of your being, then moving up through each of the chakras...

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 20 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £11
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Lessons In Love – Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom

For men and women of all spiritual paths. All are welcome. 2:00pm - 3:30pm on the third Sunday of each month. Held by Fay Barratt and Pilgrims from the Wisdom School: with music, poetry, inspiration and ritual. We will share the pathways to the Heart; a heart that is so...

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
October 20 2019 2:00 PM—3:30 PM / Donations
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 22 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535. £5 per adult or £10 for one...

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
October 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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Halloween Crafts

Join us in the Welcome Wing Café for some spoooooky crafts just in time for Halloween! Choose from a Halloween mask, tealight lantern and other crafts designed for kids of any age! Please book in advance to secure your place by calling 0161 223 3211 or email megan.hunter@themonastery.co.uk. We are...

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 28 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Candlelight Jazz Club

The Candlelight Jazz Club Manchester is once again set to take place at The Monastery, a location famous for its stunning architecture and historical importance. The space will be bathed in candlelight, providing the perfect ambience to enjoy the UK's best up and coming jazz ensembles. Featuring the top jazz...

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 29 2019 7:30 PM—9:30 PM / $20
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