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Celebrate Mary Magdalene

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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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July 21 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

£20 £20

After the success of last year’s celebration we are delighted to be returning to the magnificence of The Monastery Manchester. This year we offer a morning workshop which can be booked and an afternoon anointing ceremony which is open to all.

Both will take place in the Private Chapel.

11:30am – Initiation into the ANCIENT FEMININE MYSTERIES of the WAY a workshop with Fay Barratt
You are invited to dive deep into this sacred heart wisdom. Each participant will receive a picture of one of the women disciples to work with and to take home. The women around Jesus are mentioned in the gospels and even more so in the hidden gospels and Gnostic text discovered last century, yet our culture has minimized them and buried their sacred relevance for us. In the Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom we have spent some years discovering their guidance and grace which we, and they, want to share with you now.

£20 includes a vegetarian lunch

To book a place by the 18th of July, please go to
or message Fay Barratt.

On this eve of Mary Magdalene’s feast day, the Pilgrim’s Community of the Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom invite the public to join them in this beautiful experience. There will be live sacred music and inspirational poetry . We will share the radiant grace of the Divine Feminine blessing through anointing with precious oils, (which you can choose to receive or witness ).


July 21
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Private Chapel
July 21 2019 11:30 AM—4:00 PM / £20

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