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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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    May 2020

    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...

    24th May 2020 @ 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...

    31st May 2020 @ 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:

    8th June 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9th June 2020 @ 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...

    28th June 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    June 28 2020 7:30 PM—10:30 PM / From £7
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    October 2020

    Online Event: Manchester Camerata – Untold ‘Caroline’

    We invite you to watch the first episode of Manchester Camerata's brand new film series Untold streamed in partnership with Manchester Camerata have created a series of new online film-concerts, telling a real-life story in a unique and intimate way through words, visuals and music. The first episode in...

    1st October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    October 01 2020 8:00 PM—8:30 PM / FREE
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    County Brides Wedding Fair

    Join us for another of our popular County Brides Wedding Fairs, held in the stunning surroundings of the Great Nave. FREE entry!! Lots of amazing NORTH WEST wedding suppliers Free County Brides magazine!! Free parking on site. Fancy taking a look round a stunning Manchester landmark and chatting to lots...

    25th October 2020 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
    The Monastery, Gorton Lane
    Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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    October 25 2020 11:30 AM—3:30 PM / Free
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    November 2020

    Tightrope Productions Events

    Tightrope Productions have organised an amazing series of events at the Monastery which all include an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in Manchester's very own Taj Mahal, The Monastery. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea whilst you are entertained with a fabulous performance in the magnificent setting of the Monastery Nave! For...

    8th November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 25th April 2021 @ 3:00 pm
    November 08 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / £22.50
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    Little White Books Wedding Fair

    Come and join us for this wonderful event! Free entry!! Free branded bag!! Free exclusive wedding magazines!! The Monastery Manchester offers a visually stunning venue, so you just know that the Little White Books Wedding Fair hosted within our unique and imposing space will be breathtakingly creative! Exhibitors will inspire...

    22nd November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Monastery, Gorton Lane
    Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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    November 22 2020 12:00 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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    April 2021

    Music Hall at The Monastery: Celebrating St George’s Day

    Music Hall at The Monastery A St. George’s Day Special Join us at the EXCLUSIVE to Greatdays, Music Hall! Celebrate St. Georges Day the traditional way with traditional Music Hall entertainment of the 19th century at Gorton Monastery! The Music Hall tradition in the UK dates back to the 1850s. The ‘halls’...

    April 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    April 20 2021 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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    May 2021

    Aled Jones UK Cathedral Tour

    Aled Jones UK Cathedral Tour, featuring Carly Paoli As part of his UK Cathedral Tour, Ales Jones will now be performing at the Monastery Manchester during 2022. His previously advertised 2020/2021 tour dates have been unfortunately affected by the restrictions caused by the pandemic. Aled very much regrets the postponement...

    May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    May 04 2021 7:00 PM—10:00 PM / £25
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