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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. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

Winter 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays (11am-4pm) from January 6th to March 3rd 2019. (Closed on March 10th). Afternoon Tea can be booked on Sundays and Afternoon Tea Mondays (no minimum numbers but pre-booking essential). Groups of 6 or more can book Afternoon Tea from Sunday-Friday.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019. Please note, we cannot guarantee access to the general public on Tuesdays and some Sundays where we have public events taking place. The Nave is also closed on Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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January 2019

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...

January 5 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Open Days: Open on Sunday from December to March 10th 2019. Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from Monday March 11th 2019. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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Somatic Exercise Movement Workshop – Susan Roberts Body Therapy

Part 1 - Introduction to Somatic Exercise Movements First steps in learning and experiencing for yourself how Somatic Exercise Movements can help you to free your body back to a more natural neutral posture. Learning techniques that you can do at home for yourself, to not only free your body...

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Learning Space,
January 27 2019 11:30 AM—4:00 PM / £30
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Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
January 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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Chatty Crafters: Mandala Crochet Workshop

Join our January Chatty Crafters sessions and learn how to make a pretty crochet mandala.  This workshop will run for 3 weeks. You will need to know basic crochet to achieve a Mandala but if you are a beginner we will teach you the basics so by week 3 you...

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 29 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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February 2019

Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Gala Dinner

Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Gala Dinner Saturday February 2nd 2019 The Monastery 69 Gorton Lane, Manchester M21 5WF   Welcoming drink at 7.00pm 3 Course Meal Lounge Suits/Cocktail Dresses Amazing Entertainment sponsored by “Premier Events” Guest Speaker Dr Kevin Jones FRCP Edinburgh Festival Star Comedian Raffle Prize & Grand...

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 3 @ 12:00 am
February 02 2019 7:00 PM—12:00 AM / £60
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Health & Wellbeing Days

Free healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card Members and Under 16's are eligible for free entry.  This includes the option to participate in any of the free...

February 3 @ 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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Laughter Club

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

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 03 2019 3:00 PM—4:00 PM / Free
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Find Your Self at The Monastery

Self Realisation Life’s Simplest and Greatest Gift An Open Programme for late 2018 and through 2019 We are delighted to announce that following the recent 6 month Self Realisation Programme and the Invitation to Silence event last September, Philip Wade is running this Open Programme that aligns with The Monastery...

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Learning Space,
February 10 2019 11:30 AM—4:00 PM / £30
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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.

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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February 10 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chatty Crafters: Quilling Workshop

In this workshop we will be discovering the art of quilling, where little strips of coloured paper are curled into exciting shapes that can be used to make beautiful art: petals, leaves and many other shapes can be created to decorate a card or two. £3/£2 concession, all materials included....

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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