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    and values
    Learning from the past

    Whenever you visit us, you'll feel the inspiring wonder 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 us.

    Inspiring the future

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

    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 and innovative ideas, all done with an enduring desire to build and strengthen our communities. 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 last and 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, healthy and well, 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. We’re open to the public throughout the year: you can pre-book a tour, attend an event, enjoy lunch or a sumptuous afternoon tea in our amazing Victorian Pantry. For more information on events held at The Monastery please visit our Events Diary.

    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 Café has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday). Please note, the Café will be closed on Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th August. Pre-booked 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.

    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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