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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email

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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    *** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment. ***

    Welcome. Please enjoy your time with us when you visit The Monastery, a Grade II* listed building. Explore this precious heritage site, walk the cloisters and experience our peaceful Friary garden. You will discover that The Monastery is a very special place. Please see our 'Plan Your Visit' Page for listed closures.

    Once a Franciscan Church & Friary, described as architect Edward Pugin’s gothic masterpiece, The Monastery was deconsecrated when the Franciscans left in 1989 and derelict for many years until it was saved from ruin by local volunteers. With a focus on conservation and restoration, the building offers an instant feeling of deep peace and wonder. Discover for yourself the magic of the Monastery.

    The Monastery relies heavily on its volunteers and is still owned by the very same charitable trust who rescued it over 22 years ago. Profits from events and activities are donated back into the Trust to support ongoing maintenance, alongside its charitable projects in arts, health & education. Take a tour to discover more!

    Just like the Franciscan brothers before us, our mission is to help & support others whenever we can. We have affordable community spaces and meeting rooms available to hire, and are happy to host Sunday community events with like-minded groups.

    Thank you
    From The Monastery Team

    We hope you will visit and experience all that the Monastery has to offer and, when you do, may you take with you the peace & blessings of this precious sacred place.

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