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To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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at the Monastery

We are open to the public almost every day, from 11 am to 4 pm, except Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Refreshments are available in The Victorian Pantry, you can browse through all the amazing items in our delightful shop, and you can watch some films about The Monastery in our Video Room. There is also free on-site parking and the entire building is wheelchair accessible.

The building is very occasionally partly or wholly closed because of scheduled events.
Please note the following:
The Nave will be closing at 2:30pm on Sunday 18th February, but the Heritage Corner will remain open until 4pm.
The Nave and Garden will be closed on Friday 23rd February.
Thank you for your understanding.

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June 2017

Our Heritage Corner, shop and Victorian Pantry are open to the public every day*, Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Saturdays and all Bank Holidays in 2018. See the heritage restoration of the former church and friary. Soak up the atmosphere of Pugin’s architectural masterpiece....

25th June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 31st December 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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February 2018

Half Term Drama: The Great Greyfriars

Play some fun historic themed drama games and discover the inner actor in you inspired by the Greyfriars Players! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are limited so, to...

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 22 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Chatty Crafters: Manchester Bee Craft

Join us to learn all about the Manchester Bee and what it represents, whilst making bee inspired crafts that will make you buzz with delight! All materials are supplied. Please book in advance by calling 0116 223 3211 or emailing emma.bryning@themonastery.co.uk. Each Chatty Crafters session costs £3 for adults or...

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 22 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Nostalgia Afternoons

Come and join us every Thursday from January 11th for an afternoon of nostalgia, memories and reflection. Every Thursday afternoon you will have the opportunity to share your unique memories and experiences of the Monastery, Gorton and Belle Vue, and have your memories recorded so that your voice is heard...

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 22 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Drama: The Great Greyfriars

Play some fun historic themed drama games, dress-up in costume and discover the inner actor in you inspired by the Greyfriars Players! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are...

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 22 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Greatest Gorton

Join us in celebrating all the great things about Gorton by making a large-scale artwork together to be displayed at our 'We Love Gorton' day on the 25th! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term...

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 23 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Greatest Gorton

This half term, join us in celebrating all the great things about Gorton by making a large-scale artwork together to be displayed at our 'We Love Gorton' day on the 25th! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All...

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 23 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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We Love Gorton Day

Join us for a community fund day at the Monastery as we celebrate everything great and good about Gorton! Join us for a day full of activities that the whole family can enjoy! This event is FREE but charges for some activities may apply. Keep looking out for more information...

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
February 25 2018 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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An Invitation to Self Realisation

This Invitation is a calling to YOUR divine Realisation and Truth - 6 Month Programme Do you feel the call Home? Then this is for you. The programme encompasses: Experiential Infinite Silence Meditation (your divine essence) Profoundly simple, powerful and Graceful Truth Your deepest questions about Life Explored Blessings from...

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
February 25 2018 11:30 AM—4:00 PM /
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12:15-1:15pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535.  

February 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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February 25 2018 12:15 PM—1:15 PM / £3
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