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Peace Prayer & Meditation Open Day

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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.

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10th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free Free


You are warmly invited to join us for a special day of Celebration for Peace, Hope and Healing.

Drop in for a moment or stay for the whole event! There are no rules, simply a beautiful invitation to come and be in community, rest, celebrate or contemplate, and find your space to let this beautiful building contain our dreams for a life where all can enjoy shelter, food, connection and love.

The day will offer an opportunity to gather around our labyrinth, created in the same dimensions and form as the renowned labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France:

“A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools”

On this Remembrance Sunday, we will honour our wholeness both individually and as a community, we will reflect on life; those who are no longer with us (remembrance) and those yet to come (honouring).

There will be a wonderful range of experiences available to you. Choose to take your rest in the Monastery Gardens, dream around the Labyrinth, reflect in front of the Great Nave, light a candle for a loved one at the Altar, sing a heartfelt song or mantra with us, or receive healing from many of the wonderful people who will be around on the day, remembering that healing can come as much from a smile and a kind word as it can a therapy session….

SCHEDULE NOW LIVE!!! Each session will last about 30 minutes with space between the hour to walk the labyrinth, speak to our on site therapists or offer your own prayers and songs with us.

10:45am Welcome

11:00am Join Madeeha Mubarak for a Sufi Prayer & Peace Songs. Exquisite offerings from this voice of an angel singer.
Followed by Monastery Prayer Meditation with Pamela Young. Pamela is a long standing veteran of the Monastery. Her ancestors lived in Gorton in the 1860’s, and like all Irish Catholic immigrants, they helped the Franciscan brothers build the Monastery. Join Pamela for this beautiful meditation sure to open your heart wide!

12:00pm Join John Wilson & Steph Magenta with a native American Mother Drum, traditional songs and Lakota/Tiawa/Ute blessing of the space. Bring your rattles and rums and join in! Steph & John hold regular sweat lodge ceremonies and other wonderful community events. John is a licensed shiatsu therapist and Steph is a breathwork facilitator and teacher alongside working at the Monastery supporting community networking and more.

1:00pm Join Damien Mahoney & Andrew Mucha for a community voice building celebration from Damien and incredible world guitar from Andrew, supported by tabla from Damien. Damien is the founder of Music As Medicine bringing music as a healing force into his local and wider communities.

2:00pm Join Monastery veteran Fay Barratt for a Magdalene Prayer. Faye has been hosting the Magdalene Mystery School at the Monastery for some time and we are delighted to have her offer this public prayer.

Followed by a divine solfeggio sound bath by Janet Farnell, another Monastery regular offering incredible transmissions of healing light.

3:00pm Join Graeme Waterfield in a Chi-Gung for Inner Peace session. Graeme’s family have long standing connections with Gorton Monastery, and his work, although now Liverpool based, is firmly rooted in the cultivation of inner peace. Graeme holds regular online satsangs and other offerings which focus on calmness as a way of life.


This is a FREE non-secular drop-in event. All ages, races, genders, religions, localities are most welcome.


10th November 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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November 10 2019 10:30 AM—4:00 PM / Free

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