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atOne and Spiritual Events

Imagine a place where you change the moment you walk through the door. Instead of checking in your coat, you hang up your troubles and let go of everyday concerns. A place to learn how to live. A place to find yourself. It’s a special place for ordinary people.

This former Franciscan church and friary has been deconsecrated but its sacred atmosphere still remains. The peaceful healing energy and the beauty of this space now welcomes everyone from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs.

Visitors remark that every space in The Monastery appears to be blessed with a feeling of well-being. It’s so real, you think you can touch it.

Similarly, every event and every programme of participation and learning adopts the same high principles of well-being. Whoever you are, whatever you do, we extend a warm invitation to find yourself at the Monastery soon.


See listings below for more details:

 
atOne

10:00am - 5:00pm (first session 10:30am)
Cost: Adults £20, please pre-book

Explore the Spirit of Life with atOne, in the calm sanctuary of the Monastery.

Please see our new website: atone.me.uk

Previously known as Spiritual Sundays, the first Sunday of each month is dedicated to spiritual activities. Inspirational speakers, music and dance workshops, healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Entry includes the full day of activities and speakers plus vegetarian lunch in the Friars Pantry cafe.

Bookings can be made online
(see details for each date below) or over the phone, 0161 223 3211 by midday on the preceding Friday please at £20.

Pre-booking closes at midday to allow for administration during normal office hours, after which you can pay on the door, £25.

For more information on each event and to book please see listing below or call 0161 223 3211.

Dates for 2015:

4th January - atOne New Beginnings
1st February - atOne Healing and Transformation through Sacred Sound
1st March - atOne Exploring Sacred and Spiritual Guidance

also: 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November and 6th December

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
10:00 - 5:00

Starts 10:30

£20 pre-booked places
£25 admission on the door
includes vegetarian lunch

 
 
Friendly Disclaimer

We take great care in selecting our speakers and contributors and equally we ask you to use your own discernment regarding opinions and information presented. The ideas presented during events do not necessarily reflect those held by atOne, The Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust, and The Monastery Manchester, or any of their representatives or employees.

 
 
Hidden Wisdom Workshops

A World Beyond The Five Senses?

Discover what the ancients knew about energy and spirit. Join Mark W Foster, an energetic intuitive, for very special workshop days and journeys of exciting inner exploration. Workshops 10am to 4pm, £50 per person.

Click More Info for dates.

Mark also offers Intuitive Energetic Coaching Sessions, for a transformative one to one personal session, support for when things really need to change. £75 per 90 minute session.

Contact Mark to book workshops and personal sessions, 07969 691386, email mark@markwfoster.com website www.markwfoster.com

Midweek workshops
Tuesdays
10:00 - 4:00

£50

 

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January atOne New Beginnings

On Sunday 4th January 2015 please join us for atOne New Beginnings.

A full day of activities, speakers and workshops. Plus All day healers and mini-massages, walk the Labyrinth. The Friars Pantry is open all day for drinks and snacks, with vegetarian lunch included in the admission price. 

Please click More Info for details of the programme for the day and to book online.

atOne Pre-Booking Procedure

  • Bookings paid for by noon on Friday 2nd January cost £20.
  • You may pre-book over the phone or online until this time, when pre-booking closes to allow for administration of all bookings during normal office hours.
  • Admission on the day is £25.
  • A vegetarian main course is included for everyone. 

SUN 4 JAN 2015
10:00 - 5:00

£20 if pre-booked
£25 on the door
Vegetarian lunch included

Click More Info for full programme and to pre-book

More Info 
 
 
Ana Borges Da Costa

Sacred Circle Dance

Sacred circle dance derives from the tradition of folk dance and for that reason Its repertoire includes traditional dances from many different countries and cultures. In these sessions you will learn the steps to a range of simple and, sometimes, complex dances, which can be  lively or meditative in nature, set to a variety of inspiring music. Sessions are led by Ana Borges da Costa who has been teaching circle dance for the past 17 years, both here in the UK and in Brazil.

Sacred Circle Dance is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a  £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more details, please contact:
Ana Borges da Costa
email analubc@aol.com
Moble 07979 296 057

Please see listing at bottom of this page for a special celebration, Encircling The Land With Sacred Dance on Sunday 15th June 2014 from 1.30 - 3.30pm.

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Private Chapel
3:00 - 4:00

 
 
John Hofton

Sound Healing

Sound healing is increasingly being recognised as an aid to deep relaxation, increased energy flow and as a way to still the mind. John’s clients tell him that they experience his sound healing sessions as a gentle, refined and subtle form of healing and that it works holistically – on mind, body and spirit. They say they feel relaxed, calm, happier, energised and in balance after a session.

Sound Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

Private sessions with John can be booked by emailing him on jhofton@aol.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Individual sessions with John can be pre-booked

More Info 
 
 
Walk the Labyrinth at the Monastery


Enjoy walking a full size replica of the medieval labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, for some it is sacred walk or a personal prayer. The metaphorical journey to Jerusalem. A journey of discovery and exploration, a way to lose your troubles and maybe to find yourself? Who knows what will unfold for you in the year ahead? Why not try it?

The Labyrinth is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information on the Labyrinth please contact elizabeth@e-c-therapy.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
part of atOne Sunday
10:00 - 4:30pm

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Meditation


Please join us in the peaceful healing space of the Monastery, for half an hour of meditation, reflection and prayer.

We welcome everyone from all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

Love for the World Meditation: A time to come together in stillness, peace and serenity and attune our higher selves with unconditional love for the highest and best purpose of the world.

Meditation is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, walk the Labyrinth, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.  See the atOne page above for booking information.

paulyatesblundell@gmail.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Part of atOne Sunday
GREAT NAVE
10:30am

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Qigong (Chi Kung)

Here’s your chance to experience the energy, peace and serenity of Qigong

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an easy to learn system of energy enhancing exercises that co-ordinate movement with breathing and inner concentration. Practiced as a brief five to twenty minute daily routine, this ancient and versatile form of exercise/meditation can reduce stress, increase energy, and promote health, overall well-being... even longevity!

Qigong is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, meditation, walk the Labyrinth and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

If you would like more information about the classes please contact:

Tel: Paul: 07801 736098
Email: paulyatesblundell@gmail.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Part of atOne Sunday

Private Chapel
2:00 - 3:00pm

More Info 
 
 
Hook Healing Trust - Spiritual Healing


Spiritual Healing is a gentle, relaxing non invasive therapy. Universal Healing energies work on the whole person,
Mind-Body-Spirit-Emotions to bring about health, balance, harmony, and well-being. The Healing energies are channeled through trained Healers to the patient, and works with the patients own energies to bring about healing. This is done simply by laying hands on or near to the patient. Healing is a complimentary therapy and works alongside any medical treatment. Doctors are able to prescribe spiritual healing for patients.There is no need for a belief in its ability to work, just come with an open mind, relax and let the energies do the rest. All are welcome.

Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, walking the Labyrinth, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information email hookhealingtrust@hotmail.com

The Hook Healing Group also holds healing sessions at Gorton Library every Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

First Sunday of the month
Part of atOne
10:30 - 4:30pm

 
 
NFSH - The Healing Trust - Spiritual Healing

HT Healers can offer you relaxation and a time "away from it all". Spiritual Healing is a natural energy therapy that treats the whole person – mind, body and spirit. It works by the transfer of energy through the Healer to the recipient after which it travels to wherever it is most needed.

Either drop in or book in advance, htgorton@yahoo.co.uk 

Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, walk the Labyrinth, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information about the Healing Trust go to www.thehealingtrust.org.uk

First Sunday of the month
Part of atOne
10:30 - 4:30pm

More Info 
 
 
Susan Roberts

Mini-Massages

Susan Roberts is a Body & Massage therapist with over 24 years experience.  She started offering mini treatments at The Monastery due to a connection she felt with the pillar of St. Leonard of Port Maurice (she quite often stands against it for some healing) it was Tony Hurley who gave her the background of the pillar to try and help to explain her connection.  She later discovered that Tony had had a statue of St. Francis “with no hands” in his office. 

For more information on Susan's treatments or find out more about Body Awareness & Somatic Exercise Workshops; or to book a session in advance for the next atOne day. You can also read more if you click More Info here.

Contact Susan on: 07766 058 783

email: susan.roberts46@btinternet.com

Find our more on her website: susanrobertsbodytherapy.co.uk

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
GREAT NAVE

Part of atOne

£5 suggested donation

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Spiritual Events and Mind, Body & Spirit Weekends

 
 
BSSK News

BSSK will be using a new North West venue for its Mind Body Spirit Weekends in April and October 2015. This is because of the proposed restoration and development work that we hope to start here at the Monastery next year. We wish the team every success in Chester, and look forward to continuing our working relationship with them in the future.

For more information about the Chester venue and dates, visit the BSSK web site www.bssk.co.uk

 
 

Disclaimer: The information on this page represents the opinion or belief of the author of the article and is not necessarily that of The Monastery Manchester. Inclusion on this page does not signify recommendation or endorsement by The Monastery Manchester.

 

     
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