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Learning from the past

Whenever you visit us, you'll feel the full weight of The Monastery's incredible story. Rescued from dereliction, and now in the third decade of restoration - there is much to learn from the Franciscan brothers who went before.

Inspiring the future

Perhaps the true learning that everything is possible, with both knowledge and ambition, was meant for us. We were the future once. Now we have a duty to pass on the Franciscan passion for making this a better world.

Realising potential

We are careful to use the gifts we've been given wisely but we do so with great passion. We live in an age of incredible technology and we are leading the way with some of our creative ideas. It's what the Franciscan brothers would have expected of us.

Love really is everything

Whatever challenges we face today and tomorrow, it is love that will protect us. Always. Let's continue to celebrate the incredible strength it gives us to keep ourselves, and everyone we care about, safe. And let's do it together.

Everything we do at The Monastery embraces the values that we've inherited from the Franciscan Brothers who created the original building. With creativity and the innovative use of technology, we've reached for the stars in aspiring to the greatest of goals in the years ahead.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open 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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