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

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday). Please note, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed on Monday 5th and Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th August, but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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August 2019

Family Workshop, Craft in the Cafe: Felt Flowers

Join us in our new Café in the Welcome Wing session for a family friendly craft session. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and learn how to create a Felt Flower for the summer!  (Free, all materials provided). Drop-in session between 1-3pm. This is a family session and...

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 19 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop – Decorate your own Flower Pot Workshop!

Make your own unique and personalised flower pot which you can then proudly use and display in your home or garden. Create something you will treasure for years and summers to come! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited. (Free, all materials provided). This...

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 20 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 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. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 27 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Family Workshop – Trash to Treasure: Recycling Workshop:

Create a unique upcycled or recycled piece of art to take home with you! Learn how to be more eco-friendly and how to reuse ordinary materials that you encounter regularly. Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited. (Free, all materials provided). This is a...

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 27 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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September 2019

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 08 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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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. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 24 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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October 2019

Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 22 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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November 2019

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 17 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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