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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).* 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.

*Please note, on Monday 23rd September, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead. The Monastery and Welcome Wing Café will be closed on Friday 20th September due to a private event.

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December 2018

Christmas Talk and Lunch: A Victorian Christmas

Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Monday 3rd December for a 'Victorian Christmas'! £29.95 per person, includes; Mulled wine on arrival Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies Talk by a member...

3rd December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 03 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95
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Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Join the Royal British Legion at The Monastery for a Christmas celebration of music and local talent.  The event will feature Cadishead Public Band, Iona Fisher and the Wright Robinson College School Choir.   Doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start and mulled wine and mince...

9th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 09 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM / £13
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Christmas Talk and Lunch: Saving Gorton Monastery

 Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Monday 10th December for a ‘Saving Gorton Monastery'! £29.95 per person, includes; Mulled wine on arrival Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies Talk by a...

10th December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 10 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95
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The Christmas Story with Donkeys

Join us for our popular ‘Christmas Story’ event (also known as ‘Donkey Day’). ‘The Christmas Story’ event featuring carols and real live donkeys will take place from 2-3pm, but we will have festive activities available throughout the day from 11am-4pm. Don’t miss this chance to get into the real spirit...

16th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 16 2018 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Christmas with Lucinda Dryaton

Why not treat yourself, and your family and friends to Christmas with Lucinda – our annual celebration with Lucinda Drayton in the true spirit of Christmas. Lucinda, voice of the best-selling album A Hundred Thousand Angels, returns to The Monastery with Marcus Cliffe this year to share their latest music,...

16th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 16 2018 6:00 PM—8:00 PM / £20
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Christmas Talk and Lunch: The Magic of The Monastery

Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Tuesday 18th December for 'The Magic of The Monastery'! £29.95 per person, includes; Mulled wine on arrival Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies Talk...

18th December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 18 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95
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Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Nave

Enjoy an extra-special festive afternoon tea on December 23rd as you dine in our stunning Great Nave! Get into the festive spirit and enjoy some delicious treats alongside family and friends on the Sunday before Christmas day! Our festive afternoon tea is served on traditional china with a glass of...

23rd December 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 23 2018 12:00 PM—4:00 PM / £19.95
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