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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran 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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Manchester Monastery is now open – we can’t wait to welcome you back!

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**The Monastery is now open - we can’t wait to welcome you back!**

Things to do at Manchester Monastery

With Monastery tours, orchestral performances, events outdoors and in, family activities and wellbeing events, and simply having somewhere to meet or unwind – there is something for everyone.

Visit The Monastery and discover what we do best - stage outstanding events in one of the most remarkable places to visit in Manchester.

Manchester Monastery is open to the public on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week between 10am and 4pm.

The Monastery is closed to visitors every Friday and Saturday when we host exclusive weddings, dinners and private events. These events help to provide an income to maintain and conserve our precious heritage site.

The Great Nave is closed on the 1st Sunday of the month for a well-being event. This event is £10 to attend. See the MOMM event for further details. The rest of The Monastery is still open, but access to the Great Nave will be limited for those not attending the event.

Occasionally, we must close the nave for special events. Please check availability before travelling.

We will be adding events in the coming weeks. Come back to see what’s on.

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September 2021

Launch event | SOPH

We're thrilled to be launching our brand new Sanctuary of Peace and Healing (SOPH) at Manchester's modern-day Monastery on SEPT 19TH, 2021. About this event SOPH is for YOU, the fantastic people of Manchester! Think of it as a holistic, networked, plugged-in, vibrant, thriving and dynamic city hub that challenges...

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
September 19 2021 10:00 AM—6:00 PM /
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Food for Thought: New Earth Flavours

We've never truly understood who we are and why we are here. At present, the universe is showering us with New Earth Energies. These energies help to activate our Heart Centres and bring into consciousness all the beliefs and misconceptions we have about ourselves that no longer serve us so that we...

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
September 19 2021 10:30 AM—11:30 AM / Free
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Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline and...

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
September 20 2021 10:30 AM—11:30 AM / £6
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Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This volunteer guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline...

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 20 2021 2:00 PM—3:00 PM / £6
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Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Themed Lunch

Exclusive to Greatdays, Don’t Panic! – A Comedy Tribute to the Home Guard in the style of Dad’s Army! In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard...

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
September 21 2021 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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Dance for wellbeing

Join in this fun class to groove and tone. Created to get people exercising together using dance and movement. With familiar tracks and different genres this class is fast paced at times - although you can go at your own pace. It's suitable for all ages and abilities. Dance can...

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
September 21 2021 1:30 PM—2:30 PM / £5
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Infinite Tai Chi for Beginners

Infinite Tai Chi is a gentle form of mindful movement that helps people to improve their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Infinite Tai Chi is easy and fun to learn and can have a marked effect the more you learn. You don’t need experience for this beginners’ class.  You will...

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
September 23 2021 10:30 AM—11:30 AM / £5.00
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Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline and...

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
September 27 2021 10:30 AM—11:30 AM / £6
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Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This volunteer guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline...

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 27 2021 2:00 PM—3:00 PM / £6
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Wedding Open Evening

Join us at our wedding open evening at the Monastery and see for yourself the stunning beauty of the Monastery as your very special wedding venue. There will be complimentary fizz on arrival and the venue will be fully set up as we would dress it for a wedding. Come...

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 27 2021 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / Free
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