We’ve decked The Monastery with boughs of holly as ‘tis the season to be jolly!
We are now in the midst of the festive season at The Monastery: decorations have gone up all around the site (thanks to the fantastic help of our very own Monastery volunteers and the brilliant help from the volunteers that can for the day from CHEP) and we have already had numerous Christmas parties, talks and lunches! Our Great Nave and Welcome Wing have been decorated in blue and white for our fantastic Narnia themed Christmas parties which are taking place throughout December, whilst the Cloisters, Victorian Pantry and our Gift Shop have all been decorated in a traditional red and gold.
Interested in seeing our festive decorations and enjoying the festive season at The Monastery? Immerse yourself in the festive wonder of The Monastery and join us for one of our festive Open Days, order some delicious Christmas-themed food from the Victorian Pantry or join us for one of our Festive Afternoon Teas. Our Victorian Pantry has a Christmas feel at the moment with its new December menu, which includes mulled wine, minced pies, a selection of festive themed sandwiches and salads, and our new gingerbread lattes (Pantry open Sunday-Friday, 11am-4pm, until 23rd December!
If you are looking for something extra special this festive period, join us for one of our Festive Afternoon Teas* – which, can be booked Monday-Friday (11am-4pm) until the 23rd December. We are also having an extra-special ‘Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Nave’ event on Sunday 23rd December, where you can enjoy your festive afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Nave (sittings at 12.30pm and 2pm*).
If you are looking for even more festivity, why not join us at our Christmas Story event (also known as ‘Donkey Day’) on Sunday 16th December. Featuring real live donkeys, a reading of the nativity, carols and Christmas songs from songwriter Lucinda Drayton, Gorton Voice and the Breathing Choir from 2pm, as well as Christmas activities, competitions and crafts available throughout the day, don’t miss this chance to get into the real spirit of Christmas with family and friends.
We hope to see you soon at The Monastery!
Festive Open Days:
Sunday 16th December: Christmas Story Event (open 11am-4pm, carols at 2pm)
Sunday 23rd December: Open Day and ‘Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Nave’* (open 11am-4pm; afternoon tea sittings at 12pm and 2.30pm)
Sunday 30th December: Open Day, limited offer in Victorian Pantry (open 11am-4pm)
*Pre-booking for Afternoon Teas is essential.