The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Manchester Monastery, is a Grade 2 listed former priory in Gorton, Manchester. It was designed by the noted Victorian architect Edward Welby Pugin and built 1866 -1872. Manchester Monastery is a noted example of Gothic Revival architecture.
Manchester Monastery is an extraordinary place to visit. It is considered to be E W Pugin’s greatest architectural masterpiece known as Manchester’s ‘Taj Mahal’
Many thousands of people say that visiting the Monastery is inspiring and uplifting. Come and experience the wonderful atmosphere for yourself.
Enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival, a private talk, and a buffet lunch. There will then be free time to explore the Monastery, garden and shop.
The cost will include travel, morning tea/coffee, biscuits, a private talk, buffet lunch and gratuities.
The pickup points are Churchtown, Southport, Birkdale, Ainsdale and Formby.
Currently this outing is only for SoFA members
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