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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. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

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.

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December 2019

Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible...

2nd December 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 02 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35
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Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Come and join us for our amazing Christmas concert hosted by the Royal British Legion. This event will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. With a spectacular line-up, this is an event not to be missed!  Bring your family and friends to get into the festive...

8th December 2019 @ 12:00 am
December 08 2019 12:00 AM—12:00 AM /
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Gorton Philharmonic Christmas Concert with Carols

Christmas concert with carols for audience participation interspersed with light music, programme information to be announced in late 2019. Juan Ortuño conductor John Resek leader Adult Tickets: £15 Accompanied Child (Under 16): £4 Please click here for more information and tickets. 

8th December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
December 08 2019 2:00 PM—4:30 PM / £4 – £15
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Chatty Crafters Make Your Own Gingerbread Decoration Workshop

Join our regualr Chatty Crafters group and make your own Christmas Gingerbread Man. We will be making a felt gingerbread man in this workshop. He is perfect for decorating your Christmas Tree or to give away as a little gift. All materials are included. £3 (£2 concession). Please book as...

10th December 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December 10 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Christmas Classics By Candlelight

Instead of playing that old Christmas CD again, why not listen to your favorite festive tunes live? This Christmas, Fever plans on taking over the beautiful Monastery, bringing in the Fever Orchestra to spread some sonic cheer under the magical glow of candlelight. Sip on your free mulled wine and...

11th December 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 11 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / £16 – £45
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The Christmas Story at The Monastery

Come and Join us for a beautiful re-imagining of the Christmas story. Enjoy songs, stories and a warm sense of community in our Great Nave as we dream our way into Christmas and the festive season. This is a free event Includes: Free Christmas arts & crafts, face painting, Christmas...

15th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 15 2019 12:00 PM—4:00 PM /
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Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible...

18th December 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 18 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35
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Christmas Joiner Party Seasonal Buffet

Join us at the Monastery for a very special opportunity to enjoy our increedible venue at this special time of year with our SPECIAL PRICE Christmas party celebrations. Come in groups (no group size is too small!) with your colleagues, family or friends for a sumptuous seasonal offering, lovingly prepared...

20th December 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 21st December 2019 @ 12:30 am
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 20 2019 7:00 PM—12:30 AM / £14.50
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Christmas Joiner Party Festive 4 Course Dinner

Join us at the Monastery for a very special opportunity to enjoy our increedible venue at this special time of year with our SPECIAL PRICE Christmas party celebrations. Come in groups (no group size is too small!) with your colleagues, family or friends for a sumptuous seasonal offering, lovingly prepared...

21st December 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 22nd December 2019 @ 12:30 am
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 21 2019 7:00 PM—12:30 AM / £24.50
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SOLD OUT! Christmas Afternoon Tea in The Great Nave

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! This unique Festive Afternoon Tea will be served in our seasonally decorated Great Nave. Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas with us and lunch in style before your own celebrations begin! Ticket price is £17.95 which includes: – Delicious Seasonal Afternoon Tea with...

22nd December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 22 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £17.95
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