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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 […]

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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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In all things of nature there is something marvellous (Aristotle)

If you haven’t been into Manchester for a while you may be surprised to see the stunning colours now filling the Cathedral Borders. Marie Lewis, a former volunteer with Volition, has designed and coordinated the Volition Volunteer Gardeners to create a flower packed display. Marie, trained by the RHS, has used a combination of bee friendly flowers along with high impact bedding plants to celebrate the 600 year anniversary of the Cathedral. The gardens have attracted more and more visitors and encouraged lots of great comments both throughout the Manchester Flower Shower and afterwards. One gentleman said “I’ve been coming to Manchester for a long time and it’s good to see people putting in so much care” Another visitor commented she felt “at peace” in the garden.

The work was also admired by Her Royal Majesty The Queen and dignitaries from around the North West during the royal visit in July.

Marie secured funding from the Nineveh Trust to develop the gardens and is working hard to bid for more. Volition aim to create a long term gardening project where people can enjoy learning about design and plants through the gardening year. Marie says “it’s a joy to see the Cathedral dressed with colour and encourage people to enjoy a moment in our busy city”.

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