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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 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.

*Please note, on Monday 23rd September, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead. The Monastery and Welcome Wing Café will be closed on Friday 20th September due to a private event.

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August 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...

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 04 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Café: Stained Glass Jars

Join us in our new Café in the session for a family friendly craft workshop this Monday. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and discover the history of stained glass from around the world! Be inspired by stained glass in The Monastery and make your own stained glass...

August 5 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 05 2019 1:00 AM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop, Decorate a Bird Feeding House Summer Workshop

Help decorate your garden for summertime and make birds feel right at home in nature. Join us at The Monastery as we decorate bird houses inspired by scenes of nature and our cloister gardens! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited. (Free, all materials...

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 06 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Cafe: Friendship Bracelets

Join us in our new Café in the Welcome Wing session for a family friendly craft session. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and learn how to create a friendship bracelet for someone special or to keep for yourself! Nothing says ‘forever’ like a friendship bracelet! (Free, all...

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Chatty Crafters: An Introduction to Pebeo Paints

Come along to our new workshop where you can realise that watching paint dry can be fun! You will be provided with a coaster on which to practice your skills before moving on to a bracelet and 2/3 pendant blanks. These finished items can be easily transported home in a...

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 13 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £5
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Family Workshop – Make your own Photo Box!

Create a unique Photo Box that will make an ideal memory box for anyone – create a box inspired by your fun times over the summer or as a unique gift for a friend or family member! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited....

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 13 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Family Games Day: Free Family Fun Day

Looking for a fun day-out this summer in Manchester? Then why not join us for our free ‘Family Games Day’ at The Monastery? Explore The Monastery with our family trails Try indoor and outdoor games and activities (weather permitting for outdoor activities) Be creative at our arts & craft tables...

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Cafe: Felt Flowers

Join us in our new Café in the Welcome Wing session for a family friendly craft session. Treat yourself to something delicious from the Café and learn how to create a Felt Flower for the summer!  (Free, all materials provided). Drop-in session between 1-3pm. This is a family session and...

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 19 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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Family Workshop – Decorate your own Flower Pot Workshop!

Make your own unique and personalised flower pot which you can then proudly use and display in your home or garden. Create something you will treasure for years and summers to come! Please pre-book this session by calling (0161) 223 3211 as spaces are limited. (Free, all materials provided). This...

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 20 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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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...

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
August 25 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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