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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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June 2018

Somatics Exercise Workshop

Somatic Exercise Movements are simple movement actions which help to release tight, painful, constricted and constrictive muscles, and habituated patterns of movement back to a natural neutral state.  They are done in a lazy, gentle way that is pain free!  They also help to bring your awareness to what your...

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 24 2018 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £38
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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...

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 24 2018 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Crisis Choirs with Seby Ntege and Band – Concert

Music Action International Presents... Crisis Choirs, a refugee choir based at Rainbow Haven in Gorton, will be performing live at a special concert in celebration of Refugee Week. Listen to songs from around the world in languages including French, English, Swahili, Tigrinya, Farsi, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Albanian. Crisis Choirs will be...

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 24 2018 3:00 PM—5:30 PM /
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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...

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 26 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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July 2018

Health & Wellbeing Days

The first Sunday of each month, from 11am-4pm, is dedicated to exploring Health and Well-being with free healing, massage, meditation and many other things. There is also the opportunity to walk to labyrinth and take part in other workshops around the building, as well as a few special events during the...

July 1 @ 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 that there will be no...

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 01 2018 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Heritage & History Talk – An Afternoon with Frank Rhodes

Join us at the Monastery for an afternoon hosted by Frank Rhodes, local historian, co-author of fourteen local history books and winner of the Mancheser Histories Festival's 'Pickstone Prize for History'. Frank will share with you the stories behind the books and will also offer you a fascinating insight into...

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 05 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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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 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 08 2018 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chakra Healing and Meditation Workshop at the Monastery

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email sharon@heavenonearth.space We begin with a 45 minute yoga practice to awaken each of the 7 main chakras along the spine, starting at the root chakra and the physical aspects of your being, then moving up through each of the...

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 08 2018 2:00 PM—4:00 PM /
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