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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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November 2019

Peace Prayer & Meditation Open Day

THIS IS A FREE DROP-IN EVENT! You are warmly invited to join us for a special day of Celebration for Peace, Hope and Healing. Drop in for a moment or stay for the whole event! There are no rules, simply a beautiful invitation to come and be in community, rest,...

10th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
November 10 2019 10:30 AM—4:00 PM / Free
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December 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. £5 per adult or £10 for one...

1st December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 01 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas Concert & Bliss Reunion with Lucinda Drayton. A live concert and magical evening celebration for anyone wanting to experience the real meaning of Christmas. This is a first for Lucinda and Andy Blissett to work together here and we are looking forward to creating the BLISS...

15th December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 15 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / £20
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January 2020

Upa Yoga

Isha Foundation welcomes you to attend this free workshop, offering transformative 5-minute tools derived from the science of yoga, and a powerful guided meditation. Benefits - Enhances vitality, focus, memory & productivity - Stabilises body, mind & emotions - Strengthens the spine - Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety &...

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
January 11 2020 10:30 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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February 2020

Health & Wellbeing Day

This event is an open day. There is no pre-booking or tickets required. Free healing, massage and meditation! Walk the labyrinth based on the same design as the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of a Monastery Wellbeing day. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music,...

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
February 02 2020 11:00 AM—4:30 PM / £5
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World Sound Healing Day

Join us as we sound forth with an "AH" projected with the energy of compas-sion and love which we will send out as a sonic valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth, projecting it along the main ley lines which run through the Monastery: 1). Heal Our Planet! 2). Heal Our...

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
February 16 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £10
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Lessons In Love – Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom

VALENTINE’S SPECIAL – The Sacred Marriage Within On February 16th, Fay celebrates the sacred masculine and will be joined by Bhaktananda (Pete Barrett), celebrating the Divine Mother…..Kamaraja….Mohini Shakti….(cupid), with chant and song. The Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom – bringing blessings for men and women of all paths. We are...

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
February 16 2020 2:00 PM—3:30 PM / Donations
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March 2020

Health & Wellbeing Day

Free healing, massage and meditation! Walk the labyrinth based on the same design as the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of a Monastery Wellbeing day. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card...

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 01 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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CANCELLED Blessing of the Waters with Janet Farnell

BLESSING OF THE WATERS - HEALING THE TREE CONSCIOUSNESS Join Janet Farnell as we bless the waters of the earth in this special sound healing event. Through the sacred energy of the Solfeggio crystal singing bowls, meditation, Angelic toning, Light language encodements and our heart- powered intention, we cleanse and...

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 29 2020 12:00 PM—4:00 PM / £15
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May 2020

Virtual Moments of Mass Mindfulness

Join a virtual Moment of Mass Mindfulness from the comfort and safety of your own home at midday on Sunday 10th May MoMM have created a series of global events online to create a wave of peace across the world with the wonderful co-creation of heart-based live meditations spreading compassion...

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May 10 2020 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / Free
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