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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

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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April 2020

County Brides Wedding Fair

Join us for another of our popular County Brides Wedding Fairs, held in the stunning surroundings of the Great Nave. FREE entry!! Lots of amazing NORTH WEST wedding suppliers Free County Brides magazine!! Free parking on site. Fancy taking a look round a stunning Manchester landmark and chatting to lots...

April 19 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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April 19 2020 11:30 AM—3:30 PM / Free
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Music Hall at The Monastery: Celebrating St George’s Day

Music Hall at The Monastery A St. George’s Day Special Join us at the EXCLUSIVE to Greatdays, Music Hall! Celebrate St. Georges Day the traditional way with traditional Music Hall entertainment of the 19th century at Gorton Monastery! The Music Hall tradition in the UK dates back to the 1850s. The ‘halls’...

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
April 21 2020 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Themed Lunch

Exclusive to Greatdays, Don’t Panic! – A Comedy Tribute to the Home Guard in the style of Dad’s Army! In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard...

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
April 28 2020 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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May 2020

Well-being Open Day with PDSA

Wellbeing Open Day with PDSA - Sunday May 17th, 11am – 3pm A day for the local community to find out more about the new PDSA Pet Wellbeing Centre that's opened in Gorton. Meet experts and their animals from a range of human and animal well-being organisations and share the...

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 17 2020 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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June 2020

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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September 2020

Wedding Venues in England Wedding Fair

MORE INFO COMING SOON! Free entry!! Free parking on site!! Free Welcome Goody Bag!! Wedding suppliers attending: 25-30 Grab your chance to “Win a Hen Spa Package” Exhibitor enquiries via email: claire@weddingvenuesinengland.co.uk

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 13 2020 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / Free
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Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Themed Lunch

Exclusive to Greatdays, Don’t Panic! – A Comedy Tribute to the Home Guard in the style of Dad’s Army! In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard...

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
September 22 2020 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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