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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 Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are usually open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, there will be no access to the Nave on Sunday 23rd June due to the Music Action International Concert (our Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour in June will take place on Sunday June 30th). The Friary and Victorian Pantry will remain open as usual 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 2019

Gospel Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

Join the Manchester Show Choir and special guests for the very first 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 Gorton Monastery. Performing songs from 'Sister Act' to songs...

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 18 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £10 - £40
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Discover Shamanism: an Introduction day

Discover Shamanism: an Introduction day - This enlightening and experiential workshop covers the basics of shamanic practice. It is usually an eye-opening experience that opens up a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants will be shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own...

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 19 2019 10:30 AM—4:30 PM / £45
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SACRED SOLFEGGIO CRYSTAL SOUND BATH MEDITATION with Janet Farnell

BAN THE BANK HOLIDAY BLUES – VISIT GORTON MONASTERY Two sessions available - 11.30am and 1.30 pm (1 hour sessions) Immerse yourself in Sacred Solfeggio sound, enjoy the relaxing effects of Sacred Plant Essence and allow all your stress to melt away, perfect relaxation. Listen to Janet’s beautiful Solfeggio crystal...

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Learning Space,
May 26 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £10
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Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May 26 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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June 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...

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 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...

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 02 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Well-being Open Day with PDSA

Wellbeing Open Day with PDSA - Sunday June 9th, 11am – 3pm A day for the local community to find out more about the new PDSA Pet Wellbeing Centre that’s coming to Gorton. Meet experts and their animals from a range of human and animal wellbeing organisations and share the...

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
June 09 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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Chatty Crafters: Handmade Textured Cards

In this workshop we will be creating textured cards by cleverly folding napkins and embellishing with flowers and beads. You can copy the sample or get creative as a choice of materials will be available. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession. Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity...

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 11 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Local History Day – Cancelled

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused at all.

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:40 pm
June 16 2019 10:00 AM—4:40 PM / £20
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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. Please note, there is no Yoga on...

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 16 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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