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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran 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.

For more information, click here.

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

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

Make A Difference, Be The Change


At Manchester Monastery

Are you looking for an opportunity to be a volunteer in Manchester, helping to serve the community? If so, we warmly invite you to…

Volunteer with us!

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers at our Modern-Day Monastery who care about the site as much as we do. We value our volunteers. You make a huge contribution to The Monastery.

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities.  Whether it’s heritage volunteer work, volunteer counselling, or working on a special project, you will help a great cause.

Would you like to be a heritage volunteer in Manchester?

You could give a warm welcome to our visitors and point them in the right direction, help with tours or in our shop, keep our website looking its best, or help us with special projects. Just let us know which type of work you would enjoy the most and your contact details.

Click here to become a heritage volunteer (this form is for heritage volunteers only)


Are you looking for a volunteer counsellor placement?

Please note: The January intake for new listener volunteers is now full. We’ll advertise again in autumn 2022 for the next round of training. Thank you!

The Sanctuary of Peace and Healing offers mental health and wellbeing services with opportunities for volunteering in Manchester.

Begin your journey as a counsellor by joining our team of volunteer listeners.

Please note: The January intake for new listener volunteers is now full. We’ll advertise again in autumn 2022 for the next round of training. Thank you!

We offer free counselling training for our growing team of volunteer listeners. If you are caring, compassionate and non-judgemental and you want to help others then check out our details to see if you could become a listener at Manchester Monastery.

If you would like to apply for volunteer work with the Sanctuary Listening Service, you’ll find more details on the Sanctuary page here.


Volunteering for students

If you’re a student looking for a volunteer placement in Manchester, ask your university to contact us.

We have student placements in both heritage and counselling. It’s a great way to strengthen your CV and meet others who share your interests.


Can I volunteer virtually?

Yes! If you have a special skill that you think you could use to help us, please get in touch, we welcome volunteers for all days of the week

We accept applications online. If you need assistance with your application, please call into The Monastery where a member of our team will be happy to help you.

The Monastery is committed to safe recruitment processes to help the organisation attract and appoint the right staff and volunteers. We will not accept applicants who are not suitable to work with children, young people, or adults at risk. If you have any questions about your suitability, please contact


It really is a labour of love…

We couldn’t do it without you,

Thank you.