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Trust: The Story of Gorton Monastery
In his foreword Terry Waite CBE, patron of The Monastery and founder of Hostage International, describes this story as one that will bring hope to many by demonstrating that two ordinary people, with vision and commitment, can achieve what is in fact miraculous.
When Elaine Griffiths stepped over crumbling masonry into the derelict nave in 1996, she was overcome with the power of this incredible Gothic masterpiece.
It was as though Gorton Monastery spoke to her.
In an attempt to save the church and adjoining friary, her and husband Paul set up the charity, The Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Trust.