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Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran now.

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**The Monastery is open to the public 10am-4pm, Sun-Thu each week, with free entry, parking, onsite café and healing garden. All welcome!**

A Special Winter Solstice Gathering

The Monastery

december, 2023

thu21dec10:30 am1:00 pmA Special Winter Solstice Gatheringbringing love, light & gratitude to ourselves, each other and the world 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

The Monastery will be holding a very special gathering on The Winter Solstice, December 21st, starting at 10.30am and leading into The Hour of Silence between 12pm and 1pm in The Great Nave.

As many of you will know, just like Stonehenge, the great nave’s centre line is aligned on the winter solstice with the galactic central sun and the Pleiades.

This sacred gathering with music, ritual, and prayer – led by our team of spiritual leaders, interfaith ministers, and musicians – will lead into a powerful silent meditation, and be dedicated to bringing love and light into the world.

This is a free event and donations towards the upkeep of The Monastery and our Organ Appeal are always gratefully received *suggested donation £10*

Everyone is welcome but please register in advance so we can look after everyone properly.

Click here to reserve your place.

We hope you will join us, our spiritual friends and soul family for this very special solstice celebration.

Food and Drink on the day

Because this is the last day our café will be open for 2023, there will be a very limited choice available, and food must be ordered in advance. Choose from either:

  • Soup of the Day (vegetarian and gluten free served with a bread roll) £4.50


  • Monastery Melt (cheese, onion & tomato with a side garnish) £4.50

Please email with your selection and quantity before midday on December 19th, 2023. Carl is unable to accept any orders received any later than this.

A selection of cakes and freshly made teas and coffees will be available on the day.

*The Monastery will open to the public from 10am until 2pm

Directions to the Monastery here.
Tel. 0161 223 3211


(Thursday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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