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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.

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). Please note, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed on Monday 5th and Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th August, but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead.

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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August 2019

Health & Wellbeing Days

Free healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card Members and Under 16's are eligible for free entry.  This includes the option to participate in any of the free...

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 04 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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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...

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 04 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Café: Stained Glass Jars

Join us in our new Café in the session for a family friendly craft workshop this Monday. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and discover the history of stained glass from around the world! Be inspired by stained glass in The Monastery and make your own stained glass...

August 5 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 05 2019 1:00 AM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop, Decorate a Bird Feeding House Summer Workshop

Help decorate your garden for summertime and make birds feel right at home in nature. Join us at The Monastery as we decorate bird houses inspired by scenes of nature and our cloister gardens! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited. (Free, all materials...

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 06 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Cafe: Friendship Bracelets

Join us in our new Café in the Welcome Wing session for a family friendly craft session. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and learn how to create a friendship bracelet for someone special or to keep for yourself! Nothing says ‘forever’ like a friendship bracelet! (Free, all...

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Chatty Crafters: An Introduction to Pebeo Paints

Come along to our new workshop where you can realise that watching paint dry can be fun! You will be provided with a coaster on which to practice your skills before moving on to a bracelet and 2/3 pendant blanks. These finished items can be easily transported home in a...

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 13 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £5
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Family Workshop – Make your own Photo Box!

Create a unique Photo Box that will make an ideal memory box for anyone – create a box inspired by your fun times over the summer or as a unique gift for a friend or family member! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited....

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Family Games Day: Free Family Fun Day

Looking for a fun day-out this summer in Manchester? Then why not join us for our free ‘Family Games Day’ at The Monastery? Explore The Monastery with our family trails Try indoor and outdoor games and activities (weather permitting for outdoor activities) Be creative at our arts & craft tables...

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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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...

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 18 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email sharon@heavenonearth.space 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...

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 18 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £11
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