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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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Beekeeping newsletter 14th May 2020

What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]

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Delicious Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

To make these delicious sausage rolls, you will need the following items:


  • a packet of shop bought ready made puff pastry
  • 6 large good quality pork sausages
  •  1 beaten egg to glaze
  • flour to roll and dust the pastry


  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/ 200°C.
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured surface (if the pastry is too thick the sausage rolls will be soggy in parts) making a rectangular shape.
  • Cut the pastry shape in half to give two separate pieces of pastry.
  • Carefully remove the skin from the sausages.
  • Lightly roll the sausage meat between your palms to loosen the meat a little.
  • Place the sausage meat along the centre of the pastry.
  • Using a sharp knife cut strips from the sausage meat through the pastry to the edge of the pastry.
  • Plait the pastry over the sausage meat working down the pastry.
  • Gentle pat the pastry strips with a finger to bring together.
  • Lightly oil and flour a baking tray and place the sausage rolls on the tray.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the sausage rolls evenly with a little beaten egg.
  • Place the sausage rolls in the middle of the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes till cooked through and golden in appearance.
  • Serve hot and crisp straight from the oven.
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