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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 Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed on Monday 20th May and on Sunday 12th May due to ticketed events taking place (though there should be accompanied access to the Nave from around 1-2pm on Sunday 12th May during the event lunch break).

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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May 2019

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. Please note, there is no yoga on...

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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May 26 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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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...

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 28 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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June 2019

Well-being Open Day with PDSA

Wellbeing Open Day with PDSA - Sunday June 9th, 11am – 3pm A day for the local community to find out more about the new PDSA Pet Wellbeing Centre that’s coming to Gorton. Meet experts and their animals from a range of human and animal wellbeing organisations and share the...

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
June 09 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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Chatty Crafters: Handmade Textured Cards

In this workshop we will be creating textured cards by cleverly folding napkins and embellishing with flowers and beads. You can copy the sample or get creative as a choice of materials will be available. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession. Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity...

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 11 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Conflict & Compassion – Music Action International

Musicians from Stone Flowers will be accompanied by Manchester Camerata for a unique and unmissable performance. The performance is part of Music Action International's Conflict & Compassion programme which explores the conflict of World War I from untold and overlooked perspectives outside of Europe. Our themes have been interwoven into...

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 23 2019 3:00 PM—5:00 PM / Various
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Monastery Late

Join us for an evening you are sure to remember, with themed activities, tours, refreshments and much more. All while experiencing The Monastery’s stunning architecture by night! More details and how to book tickets coming soon!

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 24 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / TBC
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July 2019

Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email We begin with a 45 minute yoga practice to awaken each of the 7 main chakras along the spine, starting at the root chakra and the physical aspects of your being, then moving up through each of the chakras...

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 14 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £11
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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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