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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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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

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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). Please note, the Cafe will be closed on Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th. Afternoon Teas will still be served in the traditional settings of the Victorian Pantry.

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. Please note, the Nave will be closed on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July. There will also be no access to the Nave until 1pm on Tuesday 16th July.

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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August 2019

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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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...

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 18 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email sharon@heavenonearth.space We begin with a 45 minute yoga practice to awaken each of the 7 main chakras along the spine, starting at the root chakra and the physical aspects of your being, then moving up through each of the chakras...

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 18 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £11
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Family Workshop, Craft in the Cafe: Felt Butterflies

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 Butterflies 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
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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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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...

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 25 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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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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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...

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 27 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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