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

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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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February 2020

Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 25 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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March 2020

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...

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 01 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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Chatty Crafters Easter Bunny & Chick Knit

Create your own Easter Bunny & Chick with our Chatty Crafters group. Just in time for Easter, a little bunny and chick each hide a Cadbury 's Cream egg. In this workshop we will knit a bunny and if time allows, a chick. All materials are supplied to make one...

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 10 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £3
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 15 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 16 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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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...

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
March 22 2020 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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CANCELLED Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your mum to a wonderful afternoon at The Monastery Manchester. Enjoy afternoon tea with your friends and family served in the stunning Great Nave. Mum's can only but feel lavished with love in the sumptuous beauty of the Monastery! Enjoy: Monastery Afternoon Tea to include a selection of freshly made sandwiches, homemade scones with...

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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March 22 2020 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £19.95
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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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