TRUST: The Story of Gorton Monastery
In his foreword Terry Waite CBE, patron of The Monastery and founder of Hostage International, describes this story as one that will bring hope to many by demonstrating that two ordinary people, with vision and commitment, can achieve what is in fact miraculous.
When Elaine Griffiths stepped over crumbling masonry into the derelict nave in 1996, she was overcome with the power of this incredible Gothic masterpiece.
It was as though Gorton Monastery spoke to her.
In an attempt to save the church and adjoining friary, her and husband Paul set up the charity, The Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Trust.
TRUST is the story of a labour of love. It's one woman’s extraordinary journey over 25 years not only to restore ‘Manchester’s Taj Mahal’ but secure its future.
Elaine writes frankly of the setbacks, despair, breakthroughs and small miracles that have changed her life and touched the lives of thousands more.
This attractive, hardback book celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Monastery Trust and the remarkable work of those involved in the restoration and care of this precious heritage site.
Within its 176 pages there are over 300 images of the site, gathered together and curated by Elaine Griffiths and photographer, Len Grant.
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Imprint: Monastery Publications
Publication Date: 1 December 2021
Content: 176 pages & 304 images
Cover dimensions: 210mm x 290mm