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To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

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We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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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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May 2020

‘A Celebration for Pentecost’: Live on the BBC from the Monastery

The BBC is marking the Festival of Pentecost with a live service from the unique setting of Gorton Monastery, this Sunday (31st march) at 10am. With most faith communities still unable to meet in their own buildings, the Monastery offers space amid its world-renowned Gothic architecture for a small, but...

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
May 31 2020 10:00 AM—11:00 AM /
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June 2020

Mental Health First Aid Training

Join us for this 2 day training for Adults in Mental Health First Aid. This training is offered at a subsidised cost of £275pp and includes lunch, all refreshments, your official MHFA manual, workbook, action card, lanyard, certificate and a branded tote bag! To book, please follow this link: http://www.pathlight.org.uk/courses/...

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
June 08 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM / £275
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POSTPONED: Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery

'Organised Fun' proudly present 'Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery', Manchester. The Rat Pack – Swingin’ at the Sands! Do you desire style and panache of a bygone era? Truly emulating the ‘Kings of Cool’, The Rat Pack, Swingin’ at the Sands, will bring flair and class...

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 13 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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POSTPONED: Gospel Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

RETURNING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND AFTER FIVE SELL-OUT SHOWS! Join the Manchester Show Choir and special guests for our popular Gospel Afternoon Tea at the beautiful Gorton Monastery. Over 50 singers will perform gospel and pop hits as you enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Gorton Monastery....

June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 20 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £37.50
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St George’s Singers: Gretchaninov Vespers

Gretchaninov Vespers Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor; The Lark Ascending Conductor Neil Taylor Violinist Annabel Drummond St George’s Singers final concert of the season brings together two sacred works that were composed within nine years of each other, providing glimpses into the musical heritages of the eastern and western...

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
June 28 2020 7:30 PM—10:30 PM / From £7
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Little White Books Wedding Fair

Come and join us for this wonderful event! Free entry!! Free branded bag!! Free exclusive wedding magazines!! The Monastery Manchester offers a visually stunning venue, so you just know that the Little White Books Wedding Fair hosted within our unique and imposing space will be breathtakingly creative! Exhibitors will inspire...

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 29 2020 12:00 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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July 2020

Afternoon Tea with The Jersey Boys at The Monastery 1pm Show

'Organised Fun' proudly present Afternoon Tea with The Jersey Boys at The Monastery, Manchester. Join us for the ultimate afternoon tea experience in the beautiful surroundings of The Monastery, Manchester- known as the Taj Mahal of the North. Featuring a live performance from the cheeky and charming West End leading...

July 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 18 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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Afternoon Tea with The Jersey Boys at The Monastery 5pm Show

'Organised Fun' proudly present Afternoon Tea with The Jersey Boys at The Monastery, Manchester. Join us for the ultimate afternoon tea experience in the beautiful surroundings of The Monastery, Manchester- known as the Taj Mahal of the North. Featuring a live performance from the cheeky and charming West End leading...

July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
July 18 2020 4:30 PM—7:00 PM / From £35
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POSTPONED: Afternoon Tea with Michael Bublé (tribute)

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 25 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £22.50
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Good Old Days 1940’s Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
July 25 2020 4:30 PM—6:00 PM / From £35
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