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Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

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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 that the Nave will be closed all day on the 18th January due to events.
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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January 2018

Crystals and Angels

Crystals to connect with the Angels – a one day workshop where we explore using crystals to help us connect to angelic energies that are all around us.  During the day we will use crystals to clear away energetic debris in our energy body and raise our personal energetic vibration, opening a channel...

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
January 21 2018 10:00 AM—4:00 PM / £50
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The Monastery Manchester Wedding Fair

We are delighted to announce that there is going to be a wedding fair taking place at The Monastery on the 21st January 2018, 11am-3pm.  This event is hosted by Wedding Venues In England, who have a lot of experience in the wedding sector specialising in helping couples find their dream...

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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January 21 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / Free
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12:15-1:15pm. 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.  

January 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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January 21 2018 12:15 PM—1:15 PM / £3
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Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email 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...

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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January 21 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £11
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Laughter Club

As part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, the Monastery will be hosting a Laughter Club on the third Sunday of each month from 3-4pm. Organised by Robin Graham and Paul Dixon, the Laughter Club will feature activities that encourage laughter. This joyful laughter will create a sense of wellbeing...

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 21 2018 3:00 PM—4:00 PM / Free
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Chatty Crafters: A Course in Crochet

On Tuesday 16th, 23rd and 30th January (1-3pm), we will be running a special 'Course in Crochet' at the Monastery. These workshops will be run over three consecutive weeks to take absolute beginners from the very basics to being able to crochet confidently. Please book your place in advance by...

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 23 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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The Olive Jar’s Personal Development Course

This six-week course will provide you with an opportunity to change the way you look at things - so that the things you look at change. The Olive Jar presents a different way of looking at yourself and at life (all material things, people, situations and circumstances) and provides practical...

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Gorton Voice Choir

Gorton Voice is a community choir that was started in 2004 to bring people together of all ages. We are a happy bunch and we are very accepting - we don't have auditions. Our motto is, 'we can all sing'. We meet every Wednesday from 4.30pm-6.00pm.  Please contact Mary Hindle...

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
January 24 2018 4:30 PM—6:00 PM /
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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...

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 25 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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