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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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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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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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Volition visit Manchester Central Library

Volition tour behind the scenes of Manchester Central Library

Volition volunteers had a fantastic tour behind the scenes of Manchester Central Library on Friday. Courtesy of the Heritage Access Manager, we toured the old and new areas of the building and learned a lot about local history. Volunteers learned how to research their family trees and the history of Manchester Cenotaph using digital tools. […]

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Volition meet the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

Volition meet the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

On Wednesday the 6th December 18 Volition staff and volunteers were kindly invited to use the Yang Sing located in the Trafford Centre By Gerry Yeung the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. Gerry was in full uniform including sword to present volition volunteers from the last group with their certificates of completion. This was followed […]

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Salvi's & Heavenly Honey

Manchester Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey Menu at Salvi’s

Courtesy of Nigel Barlow November 23, 2017 Salvi’s Corn Exchange has a treat in store for honey lovers with the launch of a special new menu featuring a range of dishes made with Manchester Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey. The unique menu includes dishes such as beetroot ravioli filled with ricotta and honey in a roasted pine nut, honey […]

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Amie's Kitchen Food

Amie’s Kitchen Recipes

Below you will see a list of Amie’s Kitchen Recipes available to help people who attend the volition course with basic cooking skills but mainly to show them that you can cook various meals within a inexpensive budget and stretch them pennies further. Recipes   Check back for more recipes!

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