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
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 […]Read More
We are pleased to announce that following a restructure of the Volunteer Programme in Manchester, we are back up and running.
We would like to express our thanks to Manchester City Council, Job Centre Plus, Manchester College and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, all of which have and continue to support our efforts in moving some of the most vulnerable and long-term unemployed people back in to work.
Melanie Logan has been seconded from Manchester College, together with Tony Maunder a second secondee from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Both Manchester College and GMFRS have been longtime supporters of the programme.
We are currently in the process of recruiting the next group in the programme and they will shortly take up volunteer roles within the Cathedral and at the Cenotaph next to the Town Hall.