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Christmas Talk and Lunch: Saving Gorton Monastery

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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. Discover what’s on and what’s coming soon to help you make the most of your visit. Use the search bar below or click the category button to help refine your search.

Autumn/Winter Opening Hours:
Open to the public Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (11am-4pm) throughout October and November.
Open on Sundays (11am-4pm) from December to February.
Victorian Pantry opening times differ and are Sunday to Friday (11am-4pm) throughout the year.
Special events take place at The Monastery outside of our Opening Hours - information on these events can be found by searching our event listing below.

The building is very occasionally partly or wholly closed because of scheduled events. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page or call us on 0161 223 3211 for information on upcoming closure dates.

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December 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

£29.95 £29.95

 Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Monday 10th December for a ‘Saving Gorton Monastery’!

£29.95 per person, includes;

  • Mulled wine on arrival
  • Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies
  • Talk by a member of our Trust Team
  • Christmas Music
  • Christmas decorations and novelties

11:00am – 11:15am – Doors Open – Guests to Register – Mulled Wine/Fruit Punch Served
11:45am – Call through to Nave
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Talk from Elaine Griffiths
12:45pm – 14:15pm – Lunch Served
14:30/15:00pm – Event to close

Roast butternut squash soup, served with warm bread

Roast turkey breast, served with roast potatoes, creamed potatoes, honey glazed carrots & parsnips, sautéed button sprouts, homemade apricot and sage stuffing, pigs in blankets and rich jus

Vegetarian Alternate
The Monastery’s festive nut roast served with traditional trimmings and seasonal vegetables

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Monday 3rd: Christmas Talk & Lunch – A Victorian Christmas
Monday 10th: Christmas Talk & Lunch – Saving Gorton Monastery
Tuesday 18th: Christmas Talk & Lunch – The Magic of The Monastery


December 10
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Monastery
Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
December 10 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95

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