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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 Honey produced by our […]

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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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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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Motiv8 And Volition

Volition in partnership with Motiv8

As part of the partnership between Volition and Motivi8,  the following two testimonials highlight how partnership working can address issues of wellbeing and move people forward.    

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Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients 3 large carrots or 4-5 smaller ones 1 large parsnip or 2 smaller ones 1 small turnip The inside stalks of a celery including the leaves 1 medium leek 1 large onion 1 can of cannellini beans drained and rinsed 2 heaped tsps of tomato puree Parsley fresh or dried 1 heaped tsp of […]

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