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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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What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Discover what’s on and what’s coming soon to help you make the most of your visit. Use the search bar below or click the category button to help refine your search.

The Monastery is usually open to the public Sunday to Friday 11am to 4pm. The building is very occasionally partly or wholly closed because of scheduled events. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page or call us on 0161 223 3211 for information on upcoming closure dates.

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June 2017

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...

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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July 2018

Crystals to connect with the Angels

Following the success of the Crystals to connect with the Angels event in January 2018, we are delighted to be coming back to The Monastery again for another one day workshop where we explore using crystals to help us connect to angelic energies that are all around us.  During the day...

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 22 2018 10:00 AM—4:00 PM / £50
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Celebrate the Feast of Mary Magdalene

This is a day for women and men The Divine Feminine is at last coming into her power and is ready to unite with Sacred Masculine, so we may all ascend to Oneness. 11:30am - 'Mary Magdalene and the Women Disciples', an interactive talk with Fay Barratt The women around...

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 22 2018 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £30
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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 in our Victorian Pantry. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, from February onwards, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in...

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 24 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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7 Levels of Inka Cosmology with Elizabeth B Jenkins

Masters of Living Energy and the Seven Levels: The Q'ero people live high in the Peruvian Andes, the direct descendants of the Inka. They are farmers, weavers and natural cosmologists. Embedded within their rich oral tradition through countless generations is an elegant, deeply practical and potentially life-changing understanding of the...

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 25 2018 6:30 PM—9:30 PM / £18 - £20
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MEME Project

A vibrant, interactive festival of performance, music and new writing that celebrates community and culture. Become part of a new and exciting project within Manchester's buzzing theatre and communityand learn to create inspiring stories that reflect life within a multi-ethnic community.

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 26 2018 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Gorton Fire Station Open Day

Come and enjoy a day of family fun, with Fire Engines, demonstrations, CPR Training, stalls, games and lots more! For more information, please call 0161 607 6103 or call in to the fire station.

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 29 2018 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free
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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 that there will be no...

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 29 2018 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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August 2018

Family Relaxation Sessions (4-7 year olds)

Take part in some valuable relation time as a family, exploring various relaxation techniques such as peace breathes, rainbow stretches, relax and calm exercises, star card affirmations and relaxation journeys. Learn how to use self and paired massage, using fun strokes like the bear walk, stroking the dog, bunny hops...

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 01 2018 1:00 PM—1:30 PM / FREE
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Family Relaxation Sessions (8+ year olds)

Take part in some valuable relation time as a family, exploring various relaxation techniques such as peace breathes, rainbow stretches, relax and calm exercises, star card affirmations and relaxation journeys. Learn how to use self and paired massage, using fun strokes like the bear walk, stroking the dog, bunny hops...

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 01 2018 2:00 PM—3:00 PM / FREE
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