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Bee Hive Live Stream

Bee Hive Cameras Live Stream

A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives.         Heavenly […]

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Sir David Richards, Patron of Volition

Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]

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Bee Coordinator

Volunteer Bee Coordinator joins the Manchester team!

Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]

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Spicy Beef Burgers and sweet potato wedges

Spicy Beef Burgers with their fresh herbs and chilli kick using fresh mince. Ingredients: 450g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp ketchup 1 tsp mustard 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 spring onions, thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, chopped Method In a large bowl, mix together the […]

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The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester’s Awards Ceremony

Volition was delighted to receive a certificate of recognition from The High Sherriff of Greater Manchester at his awards ceremony this week. We are honoured that The High Sherriff of Greater Manchester, Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL, has taken such an interest in our work during his 12-month period of office. Volition is successfully […]

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Colin Fry

Employer Challenge 2018

Here is an excellent opportunity to offer employment to one of our trusted volunteers! Colin Fry has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Cathedral Volunteer Programme over a period of 6 months and would make an equally outstanding member of staff for your team. John Emsley, Volition Volunteer Coordinator: ‘Colin has been volunteering at Manchester Cathedral […]

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Volunteer Manager Opening

JOB DESCRIPTION Reports to: Director of Volition Community/Director of Fundraising and Development (DVC/DFD hereafter) Cathedral contact: Canon Pastor and Acting Precentor for Mentoring Salary: £29,000 plus a 10% employers pension contribution Hours of work: 35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work Principal role: To recruit, train and manage the volunteers at Manchester […]

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Chicken Pie

Cooking session making chicken pie

The latest cooking session was hosted by HIVE HOSPITALITY by one of the Directors Adam Russell. We made chicken pie which the group loved.  Adam Russell spent his time talking the group through what he was doing and how they could amend the ingredients at home for a different taste or style of pie. He spoke […]

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Volition Community

Edwyn’s Story

At Volition we are proud of all our Volunteers and we like to share their successes. Below you’ll find a heartening testimonial from Edwyn, who went through our Volunteer Programme and we are delighted Edwyn has accepted our offer to be an Ambassador of Volition. Before Volition started I was in a dark place, lonely, […]

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Cooking Session - Pizza

Cooking Session Making Pizza

February session we made pizza we used Ingredients toppings: Sweetcorn Mushroom Onion Cheese Red pepper Salt Ground Pepper Garlic Paprika Tomato puree ingredients for pizza flat bread base: 2 cups / 300g plain flour (all purpose flour) (level cups, unsifted, not packed), + keep 1/4 cup extra for dusting & adjusting dough 1/2 tsp salt […]

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Volition Statistics

End of year results for Volition

The end of year results for Volition in Manchester & Liverpool in 2017 Manchester Results All information based on 113 volunteers completing the Volition Programme in the period. Liverpool Results Volition Manchester Results.pdf > Volition Liverpool Results.pdf >

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Hive Hospitality and Volition

Hive Hospitality Supporting Volition

Following a positive and productive recent meeting, we are delighted to announce the aptly named Hive Hospitality as a valued supporter of Volition. As their commitment to Volition, Hive Hospitality have undertaken to; – Disseminate their knowledge and experience by freely giving their time and expertise, and volunteering in each 10 week Volition programme covering areas […]

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Vegetable casserole recipe

January session we made Vegetable casserole Ingredients 2 x Large red onions 250g Carrots 1 x Swede 300g Parsnips 4 x Baking potatoes 600ml boiling water 2 x Quixo vegetable stock cubes 2 x 400g Tin chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g Tin chickpeas 1 x heaped teaspoon paprika black pepper garlic   Method Preheat the […]

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