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
Volition’s beekeeping project was one of ten shortlisted for the first Church Times Green Health Awards. Our beekeepers Canon Adrian Rhodes and Amber Sanchez, Director of Volition, Anthony O’Connor, and our volunteer Andrew attended Lambeth Palace on 2nd October where the winners were announced. The day included interesting presentations around the importance of gardens and nature, and how they can help to promote healing and wellness. This was Andrew’s first trip to London and he had a great day, including visits to the top sites, and of course, the beautiful Lambeth Palace.
We would like to congratulate St Paul’s, Camden Square for winning with their Woodland Garden project. Here’s to next year! We would also like to thank The Church Times for shortlisting us and inviting us to the ceremony, and to all of our volunteers who have contributed to the success of the project over the years.