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

A miraculous transformation

The Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust was established 21 years ago and is still responsible today for our iconic and magnificent building. The transformation from a state of near dereliction to an award-winning centre of inspiration has been an incredible tale of almost miraculous achievement.

Sharing the story

We were once listed as one of the world’s 100 most endangered sites, alongside the Taj Mahal. Our success has been underpinned by both generous funders and the income generated from weddings and other wonderful events. All of these efforts were for the single purpose of ‘sharing the story’ of the heritage we have protected.



Visit The Monastery: A Pugin Masterpiece

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. Some of our events take place outside of our regular opening times, for more information please visit our Events Diary.

Winter 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays (11am-4pm) from January 6th to March 3rd 2019. (Closed on March 10th).

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry usually open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019.

Victorian Pantry open on Open Days and for Afternoon Tea on Mondays (no minimum numbers but pre-booking for Afternoon Tea is essential). Larger groups of 6 or more can book Afternoon Tea from Sunday to Friday throughout the year.

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