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Gospel Afternoon Tea at The 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. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

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). Please note, the Cafe will be closed on Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th. Afternoon Teas will still be served in the traditional settings of the Victorian Pantry.

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. Please note, the Nave will be closed on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July. There will also be no access to the Nave until 1pm on Tuesday 16th July.

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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May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£10 – £40 £10 – £40

Join the Manchester Show Choir and special guests for the very first Gospel Afternoon Tea at the beautiful Gorton Monastery.

Over 50 singers will perform gospel and pop hits as you enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of Gorton Monastery. Performing songs from ‘Sister Act’ to songs from smash hit movies such as ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’, this event will have something for everyone.


  • Blackstick Blue Tart with Chutney
  • Chicken Caeser Brioche
  • Tuna and Spring Onion Wrap
  • Cream Cheese and Cucumber Bagel
  • Ham and Mustard Mayonaise Sandwich
  • Scone with Cream and Jam
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Lemon Meringue Tart
  • Two x Mini Cakes of the Day
  • Tea/Coffee


  • Doors open: 12.30pm
  • Choir set 1: 1pm
  • Choir set 2: 2pm

Alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar and are not included in the ticket price.

Ticket Prices 

  • Adult Tickets are £30
  • Childrens Tickets are £10
  • VIP tickets are £40 (front two rows of tables)

This event is in aid of ‘The Pure Imagination Trust’ – providing live music in hospitals and health care settings. 


May 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£10 – £40
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May 18 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £10 – £40

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