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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
The Salford Mayor Paul Dennett visited Volition to see what we do and talk about our expansion to Salford Cathedral at the end of this year.
We visited the Printworks roof top to show him what our volunteers do with the bee keeping and fruit and vegetable garden.
He put a bee suit on and tried his hand at bee keeping we explained how therapeutic bee keeping is for volunteers coping with stress and mental health issues.
Paul loved what Volition stands for and the ethos of ‘no good byes’ and our belief on treating everyone as an individual.
Pauls agenda as Salford Mayor is homeless, poverty, social housing and inclusivity in the community.
We talked about how we could help the residents of Salford and help break the barrier of Salford and Manchester divide by partnership working with the two Cathedrals.