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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 Honey produced by our […]

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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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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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LATEST NEWS

The volition office will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Monday 8th January 2024

Please note the volition office will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Monday 8th January 2024. Please note that nobody will be answering the office telephone during this time.  If you wish to leave us a message, please do, and we will get back to you in the New Year. We wish all of our […]

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A Poem by John Field

My unswerving thanks to this organisationWhich should now be championed across our nationSuch dedicated people, nice welcome assuredInclusive of everyone, right across every board Here at Volition people can stay with us for as long as they wish but we always like to acknowledge the end of the formal part of their training. Our last group to finish […]

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Volition Volunteers Support Sell Out Concert

Last week Manchester Cathedral hosted a sellout concert featuring music from the movies.  With two showings and  a 1000 people to seat at each one a crack team of stewards were needed.  Nine of our volunteers came forward and after a quick briefing they were immediately on the doors ensuring everyone got to enjoy the […]

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October at Volition

October at Volition

It may be traditional to have a spring clear out but this autumn we’ve been having a massive sort out. Over at the Cathedral there have been archived records going both up and down the mediaeval tower. With each run taking 160 steps we were delighted when so many people came forward to volunteer their […]

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Volunteer Gardening

Volition at Salford – Gardening and Ground Maintenance

Since we opened the Temporary Church in Salford at the end of July, our Volition Volunteers have become “day by day” closer and volunteering as a Team for gardening and ground maintenance focusing in improving the appearance of the perimeter, reduce litter across the area nearby and create a Welcoming environment for our local community […]

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Manchester Academy Fine Arts Member Anthony Ratcliffe comes to Volition

Volition members enjoyed a drawing workshop this week with Anthony Ratcliffe. Anthony, a local artist, specialises in coloured woodcut prints. He took the class through some of his own work and inspiration and then provided an array of objects for each person to observe and sketch. Everyone went home with their own framed work. The […]

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High Sheriff worker bees of Manchester

I MADE my Declaration as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester at The Lowry in Salford Quays. At first glance it might seem an odd choice for a role carrying a 1,000-year history. During its 22 years, however, The Lowry welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and, during the pandemic, became a Nightingale Court. One of […]

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Jenni’s Journey

I arrived in the UK in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.  English was my second language and the country had begun to close down with social isolation being the norm.  I applied for lots of jobs and often got an interview but couldn’t get the actual position.  I was encouraged to try Volition […]

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Mariia reveals how Volition has helped her progress since coming to the UK

The image courtesy Ray Kearney Photography. Time has come to say good buy. Two months of volunteering for Volition Community as a Welcomer at Manchester Cathedral transformed into five amazing months. New acquaintances, friendly staff, engaging stories about one of the oldest buildings of the city. Discoveries of Cathedral’s small treasures, like hidden carved bees […]

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Times photographer at volition

Volition volunteers were delighted to share their experiences with the Times photographer, James Glossop, this week.  Farris, Dewan,  Ali and David took James on a tour of the Heavenly Honey hives on the Cathedral roof with beekeepers Cath and Jenni.

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