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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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November 2019

East Manchester Community Boat Project 25th Anniversary Celebration

"COMMUNITY SPIRIT IN ACTION" In aid of East Manchester Community Boat Project Enabling free trips for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults   To include: Welcome Drink Candlelit Three-Course Dinner Disco Charity Auction Top MC Paul Hazelby- Swing Singer Andy Powell-Affinity Show Choir- and more!   SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2019...

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - November 24 @ 12:30 am
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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November 23 2019 6:30 PM—12:30 AM /
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G4 Christmas

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... After sell-out tours in 2017 & 2018, G4 return in 2019 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date! With a series of 28 shows in beautiful venues nationwide, join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences...

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
November 28 2019 7:30 PM—9:30 PM / £19.50 – £79.50
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December 2019

Health & Wellbeing Day

Free healing, massage and meditation! Walk the labyrinth based on the same design as the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of a Monastery Wellbeing day. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card...

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
December 01 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...

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 01 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible...

December 2 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 02 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35
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Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Come and join us for our amazing Christmas concert hosted by the Royal British Legion. This event will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. With a spectacular line-up, this is an event not to be missed!  Bring your family and friends to get into the festive...

December 8 @ 12:00 am
December 08 2019 12:00 AM—12:00 AM /
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Gorton Philharmonic Christmas Concert with Carols

Christmas concert with carols for audience participation interspersed with light music, programme information to be announced in late 2019. Juan Ortuño conductor John Resek leader Adult Tickets: £15 Accompanied Child (Under 16): £4 Please click here for more information and tickets. 

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
December 08 2019 2:00 PM—4:30 PM / £4 – £15
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Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible...

December 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 10 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35
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Chatty Crafters Make Your Own Gingerbread Decoration Workshop

Join our regualr Chatty Crafters group and make your own Christmas Gingerbread Man. We will be making a felt gingerbread man in this workshop. He is perfect for decorating your Christmas Tree or to give away as a little gift. All materials are included. £3 (£2 concession). Please book as...

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December 10 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Christmas Classics By Candlelight

Instead of playing that old Christmas CD again, why not listen to your favorite festive tunes live? This Christmas, Fever plans on taking over the beautiful Monastery, bringing in the Fever Orchestra to spread some sonic cheer under the magical glow of candlelight. Sip on your free mulled wine and...

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 11 2019 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / £16 – £45
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