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    ‘A Celebration for Pentecost’: Live on the BBC from the Monastery

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

    What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

    The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

    A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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    31st May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    The BBC is marking the Festival of Pentecost with a live service from the unique setting of Gorton Monastery, this Sunday (31st march) at 10am.

    With most faith communities still unable to meet in their own buildings, the Monastery offers space amid its world-renowned Gothic architecture for a small, but safely socially-distanced group from King’s Church to lead a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Church leaders will read from the bible, lead prayers and reflect on the meaning of Pentecost, from its beginnings, to its relevance to life today.  Six musicians and singers from King’s Church will sing hymns, both old and new with choices including the popular ‘In Christ Alone’ and the upbeat ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’.

    There will be moments of reflection too, with the well-loved gospel song of hope and reassurance, ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’, sung by Katie Ritson, well-known to listeners of BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service, accompanied by director of music, Olly Hamilton.  Both are also members of a church in Manchester, not far from Gorton Monastery. 

    Traditionally, the events of the first Pentecost took place fifty days after the first Easter, when the Holy Spirit appeared to Jesus’ disciples and gave them the ability to speak many languages and sent them out into the wider world to share the Christian faith.  Christians celebrate Pentecost as one of the three key festivals of the year, alongside Easter and Christmas.



    31st May 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    May 31 2020 10:00 AM—11:00 AM /

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