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The Monastery Magazine

The Latest News from Manchester’s Modern-day Monastery

Find out what's new at Manchester's modern-day monastery

There is so much happening here at The Monastery! Get our latest news, discover awesome events, listen to a talk, attend our daily hour of silence or come on an interactive tour.

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Health & Wellbeing

News

22 / 11 / 21

Music Matters | BBC Radio 3 interviews Manchester Camerata & Elaine Griffiths

BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters have broadcasted a beautiful feature all about Manchester Camerata’s move to The Monastery and how they are making a difference to our local community of Gorton. Tom Service speaks to local Councillor Julie Reid, HideOut youth zone’s CEO Adam Farricker, and Elaine Griffiths, OBE, chief executive of The Monastery about the positive change […]

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best manchester venue 2021

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25 / 10 / 21

Our Magnificent Monastery Wins Best Manchester Venue 2021!

We’re absolutely thrilled to report that The Monastery just won the title of Best Manchester Venue 2021 in the County Brides North West Wedding Awards! The prestigious, annual award ceremony was held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa on Thursday 21st October 2021 and as we at the Monastery accepted our award, we couldn’t have […]

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advice drop-in

Health & Wellbeing

News

22 / 10 / 21

NEW Advice and Support Drop-In Every Monday with Be Well @ The Monastery

We all need a little help climbing life’s mountain sometimes, right? That’s why we’re absolutely delighted to announce a brand NEW community advice and support drop-in centre at Manchester Monastery’s Sanctuary. Launching at 12pm on Monday, November 1st, in collaboration with Be Well, the new drop-in centre will be a free service to the Manchester […]

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Health & Wellbeing

News

27 / 08 / 21

A Compassionate Approach to Mental Health in Manchester is Here

LAUNCH: The Sanctuary of Peace & Healing (SOPH) at Manchester Monastery LIFTING THE SPIRITS OF THE CITY It is with great joy that we announce the launch of an innovative urban retreat, spearheading a compassionate and conscious approach to mental health in Manchester at our brand new Sanctuary of Peace and Healing (SOPH). Manchester’s modern-day Monastery […]

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News

26 / 08 / 21

Job Vacancy | Exceptional General Manager

General Manager required for Manchester’s Modern Day Monastery We’re looking for an exceptional General Manager, who has a passion for historic buildings and sacred sites, to look after our precious, modern-day Monastery. We operate as a heritage visitor attraction with a spiritual sanctuary and wellbeing centre. We also deliver weddings and special events and operate as […]

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Belle Vue week at Manchester Monastery

Heritage & Culture

News

20 / 08 / 21

Belle Vue Week | 5 days of FREE, Family Activities at Manchester Monastery

Whether you love reminiscing or finding out about the fascinating history of Belle Vue for the first time, we invite you to come and enjoy a wonderful week of history and nostalgia here at Manchester’s modern-day Monastery. Manchester History & Heritage Home to a zoological garden, circus, fair, speedway, dancing, boxing, wrestling, fireworks, music, and […]

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stone carving workshop at manchester monastery

Heritage & Culture

News

13 / 08 / 21

Stone Carving | A FREE 2-day Workshop at Manchester Monastery

Ever fancied trying your hand at stone carving? Well, this could be your lucky day! Manchester’s modern-day Monastery is delighted to announce a FREE, 2-day stone carving workshop with Shawn Williamson, Cumbrian-trained stone mason and sculptor. Shawn is a master craftsman who has created some beautiful works of art, such as this one, on the […]

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Health & Wellbeing

Heritage & Culture

News

13 / 08 / 21

FREE children’s storytelling + den-making workshops | 15-18th August, 2021

Manchester’s modern-day Monastery is very excited to present a wonderful 4 x day series of interactive, performing arts workshops for children and their families, brought to you by the incredibly talented Round the Twist performing arts collective. And what’s more, admission is completely free. Mums, dads, kids – come on down! When are these events? […]

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Manchester Camerata

Health & Wellbeing

News

09 / 08 / 21

Music Café with Manchester Camerata @ The Monastery

Please come to Manchester Camerata’s first-ever, free music café this Wednesday, August 11th 2021, between 1-3pm held at their new base right here in the beautiful surroundings of The Monastery! This wonderful event is funded by Music for Dementia/The Paul and Nick Harvey Fund and is for all people living with dementia, their families and […]

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Consciousness meets tech

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Science

09 / 07 / 21

Consciousness Tech Meets Regeneration in Northern England | Calen Rayne

Time to Go Wyrd! Global transformational learning provider Ubiquity University is bringing its focus to two projects in the north of England. Firstly, Ubiquity is working with The School of Contemplation at Monastery Manchester on the development of certificate and degree programs in Modern Mysticism, enabling learners to get full recognition for the leading-edge programs […]

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Spirituality

16 / 10 / 19

The Monastery on Songs of Praise Sunday 20th October

We are so excited to announce that our beloved Monastery featured on BBC Songs of Praise. It aired on Sunday 20th October at 13.15pm on BBC One and is available to watch online here afterwards:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009mzj The episode features our Chief Executive Elaine Griffiths whose stories about the Monastery really bring it to life. This incredible […]

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