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Hidden in Plain Sight Tour

The Monastery

november, 2023

tue07nov10:15 am11:45 amHidden in Plain Sight TourGo down the rabbit hole with Gill Harbach to discover the sacred architecture, symbolism & mysticism of the Monastery 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Sanctuary of Peace & Healing

Event Details

Join Gill Harbach for a fascinating tour of the Monastery, to find out the Hidden Secrets , but actually In Plain Sight, of this amazing building. You will be going down a rabbit hole to discover all about sacred architecture, symbolism, mysticism, the real story of St Francis & St Clare, plus the Monastery’s connection with the Knights Templar.The tour is all on the ground floor but it does involve a flight of three steps & is partly outdoors so please bring outdoor clothing.The tour costs £12.00 (+ booking fee) and numbers are limited, so advance booking is essential.

Please click here to book.

About Gill Harbach

Gill Harbach is a Franciscan & esoteric wisdom researcher, meditation teacher & spiritual mentor based at the Monastery. She also presents a series of two hour talks on Sundays at the Monastery on likeminded subjects, see the Monastery events calendar for details. Scroll down for fast facts & recent reviews.

Fast Facts

  • This tour is £12, please click here to book.
  • This is a walking tour of The Monastery and takes around 90 minutes
  • Tours normally take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:15am
  • Recommended for adults and children aged 12+
  • This event is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies

Recent reviews

“Wonderful tour, lots of interesting facts, tour guide Gill was brilliant.” A Taberner – 07/06/22

“Fabulous tour – Gill is a brilliant guide, we really enjoyed our time here, thank you!” N Taberner – 07/06/22

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Tuesday) 10:15 am - 11:45 am


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

2nd july 2024 10:15 am - 2nd july 2024 11:45 am6th august 2024 10:15 am - 6th august 2024 11:45 am3rd september 2024 10:15 am - 3rd september 2024 11:45 am