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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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at the Monastery

We are open to the public 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.

The Monastery will be closed to visitors, because of a private event using the entire building on:
Sunday 27th August
Fridays 18th August, 15th September, 6th October and 10th November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
In addition, the Nave will be closed to the public on Wednesday 23rd August due to a private event. However, our Heritage Corner will still be open.

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June 2017

We are open to the public every day, Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. We are closed for Bank Holidays in 2017. See the heritage restoration of the former church and friary. Soak up the atmosphere of Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. Walk the cloisters and enjoy the friary gardens. Delicious...

June 25 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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August 2017

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...

August 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
August 23 2017 4:30 PM—6:00 PM /
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Classical Uproar – A Different Take On Timeless Classics

This summer, on the 25th of August 2017, Manchester will experience a night of dance classics performed in a unique setting unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Rave classic Hardcore Uproar is to be performed in the Manchester Monastery conducted by Simon Robertshaw (BBC Philharmonic) alongside a string of other...

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
August 25 2017 7:30 PM—10:30 PM / £37.50
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September 2017

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 walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days including inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops may incur specific charges.

September 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free
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Belle Vue & Gorton Heritage and History Club: Early Belle Vue – The Victorian Period

The first Belle Vue & Gorton Heritage and History Club on Thursday 7th September 2017 will focus on 'Early Belle Vue  - The Victorian Period'. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day! Come and listen to the fascinating story of Belle Vue Zoo during...

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 07 2017 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Arts & Craft Club: Mitre Square Workshop

The Monastery's creative and friendly Arts & Craft Club takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm. In this month's workshop you will learn how to knit a mitred square that can be used for many projects. You will see how they go together to make a throw...

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 12 2017 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Wedding Open Night

At the Monastery Manchester, we can provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. This magnificent venue is breathtakingly romantic, unique & visually stunning. We will have a few of our favourite wedding suppliers here, to give you some great ideas for your special day. Come enjoy a drink &...

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
18 September 2017 5:30 PM—8:30 PM / Free
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October 2017

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 walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days including inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops may incur specific charges.

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free
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Belle Vue & Gorton Heritage and History Club: The Belle Vue Story in 20 Objects

On Thursday 5th October, Belle Vue & Gorton Heritage and History Club will focus on ‘The Belle Vue Story in 20 Objects’. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day! Come and find out about the story of Belle Vue told through 20 objects...

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 05 2017 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Arts & Craft Club: An Introduction to Cross Stitch

The Monastery's creative and friendly Arts & Craft Club takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm. Our Arts & Craft Club is ideal for beginners, provides a chance to meet new friends and to make exciting crafts and gifts. Our October workshop will introduce you to counted...

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 10 2017 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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