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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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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 Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed all day on Tuesday 23rd April, and Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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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January 2019

Special Visitor & Heritage Open Days

This former Franciscan church and friary has been described as architect Edward Pugin’s masterpiece. It is a stunning example of the Gothic style he made popular in Victorian Britain. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and is now open to the public to explore. Visitors can learn...

January 5 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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April 2019

Easter Sunday – Light Communion Meditation

Please join us for a very special silent meditation in the Great Nave at the Monastery from 11am on Sunday 21st April. Everyone Welcome. On Easter Sunday (21st April), we are starting a silent one hour meditation named the LIGHT COMMUNION. We shall begin promptly at 11am till 12pm ....

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 21 2019 11:00 AM—12:00 PM /
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. 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. Please note, there is no yoga on...

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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April 21 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Great Days presents Music Hall at The Monastery – Date Sold Out

Please note, this event is sold-out, the following Greatdays Out event at The Monastery is being organised for 20th May 2019. Don't miss the unique opportunity to celebrate a traditional entertainment lunch at Manchester's Taj Mahal! The Monastery at Gorton, a building famously designed by Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875), has...

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
April 23 2019 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £89
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 23 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair  The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! Join us at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April for our first ever Book Fair. The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost £1 but is FREE to Gorton Community Card holders and under-16s. Book...

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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A Taste of Chinese Storytelling

Enjoy free storytelling and activities for all the family as part of the 'Manchester Book Fair' at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April. As part of the day's activities, visitors will be able to learn about a classic Chinese story called 'Journey to the West' (known as 'Xiyou Ji'), telling...

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April 28 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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May 2019

Health & Wellbeing Days

Free healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card Members and Under 16's are eligible for free entry.  This includes the option to participate in any of the free...

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. 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. Please note, there is no yoga on...

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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May 05 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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