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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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March 2020

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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April 2020

CANCELLED! Health & Wellbeing Day with Special Guests

Our next Health & Wellbeing Day on Sunday 5th April will be very special as always. An additional treat on Sunday 5th April will be the Way of the Buzzard’s closing ceremony at 3.30pm with Nicola & Jason Smalley, please bring drums and prepare to seize the day in a...

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 05 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free
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POSTPONED! Akashic Records with Bill Foss (USA)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES AND TRAVEL GUIDELINES. Thank you for your understanding. Join us for a fascinating presentation from Bill Foss (USA) on how to access and work with the Akashic Records. Bill's work is widely known and we...

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 05 2020 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / £49
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CANCELLED Chatty Crafters do Decoupage

Come and join our regular crafting event with this popular group. In this workshop we will a 2 pretty decoupage cards. Using a few layers of card you will get a 3d effect. All materials included. Important : Please bring with you some small scissors suitable for fine cutting out....

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 14 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £3
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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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CANCELLED – Wedding Open Evening

Join us for another of our popular and intimate wedding open evenings at the Monastery, and see for yourself the stunning beauty of the Monastery as your very special wedding venue. The venue will be fully set up as we would dress it for a wedding, giving you the opportunity...

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 11 2020 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / Free
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CANCELLED: Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! After the huge success of our first Book Fair at the Monastery in 2019, the Manchester Book Fair is back at The Monastery on Sunday 24th May! The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost...

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 24 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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‘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:

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
June 08 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM / £275
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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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