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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Talks & Tours

Experience the beauty
of Pugin's
gothic treasure

You can't help but be moved when listening to a talk in The Monastery. The words take on a new meaning when you start to discover how it all came to be, against all the odds, and against expectations.

Why was Manchester's 'Taj Mahal'
built in Gorton?

Why did the Franciscans choose an area of great deprivation to build such an amazing building? And from where did they get the ambition and, perhaps, the audacity to build a spire 40 ft. higher than Manchester Cathedral?

The magic of our sacred geometry revealed

It has taken many years of painstaking research to reveal the astonishing secrets of the part played by sacred geometry in almost every aspect of the building's design and structure. You will be truly amazed.

Walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans

If you can imagine Brother Patrick walking around the pubs of Gorton, cheekily encouraging the locals to 'buy a brick for St. Francis', you might also consider him looking down on you in the Great Nave, with one enormous smile.


Talks & Visitor Packages + Groups & Coach Tours

All Monastery talks are available by pre-booking only. Final numbers and all requests must be given to the events team at least 7 days prior to the booking. Special diets are catered for with prior notice. All prices are inclusive of VAT

Book a package

Individual and Group Packages

  • Try a Taste of the Monastery for only £9.50pp. Every Monday at 12 noon, join a short walking tour (20 mins) of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry with soup, sandwich and cake with tea or coffee. Please pre-book for groups of 6 or more.
  • MONASTERY TALK - Minimum 20 people : £7.50 pp (per person)
  • MONASTERY TALK Package A - Minimum 20 people : £10 pp
    Either am Talk plus morning coffee with a fresh danish pastry OR pm Talk with tea or coffee and home made cake
  • MONASTERY TALK Package B - Minimum 20 people : £15 pp
    Talk, plus our home made hearty soup, freshly prepared sandwiches, and tea or coffee.
  • MONASTERY TALK Package C - Minimum 30 people : £24.95 pp
    Talk, plus a 2 course hot menu with a main course, using the freshest of local ingredients, followed by a traditional hot pudding or seasonal dessert.
  • MONASTERY TALK Package D - Minimum 30 people : £24.95 pp
    Talk, plus traditional afternoon tea, with freshly made sandwiches and scones on a cake stand, with tea or coffee.
  • MONASTERY TALK Package E - Minimum 30 people : £45.00 pp
    Evening package, drink on arrival and a delicious three course menu option of your choice, served with a glass of red, white or rose wine.
  • MONASTERY CHRISTMAS TALK & LUNCH: Our Christmas Talks & Lunches this year will take place on Monday 10th December and Tuesday 18th December, 11am-3pm. Each Christmas Talk & Lunch costs £29.95pp and includes mulled wine on arrival; a festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mince pies; a talk by a member of our Trust Team; Christmas music, decorations and novelties.

Please don't hesistate to contact us if you are interested in organising a private event at the Monastery.

Send us your contact details and we’ll be in touch immediately to arrange for you to have a personal tour of The Monastery, so we can discuss your needs. You'll be able to see for yourself how the spectacular Nave, the fabulous cloisters and the delightful garden combine to offer a unique space for the classiest of events.

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