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Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

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18th December 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

£35 £35

This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible restoration story of this wonderful building.

Elaine has been custodian of the building for over 2 decades now, and along with her husband Paul, both have been involved in Monastery life since childhood.

Ticket price is £35:00 which includes:
– Mulled wine or non alcoholic festive fruit punch on arrival
– 3 course traditional Christmas lunch
– Christmas talk ‘The Magic of the Monastery’ with Elaine Griffths

Please contact our events team with any questions or to book your place.
Call 0161 223 3211 or email


18th December 2019
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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The Monastery
Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 18 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35

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