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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 […]

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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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Chocolate Cake

Victoria Chocolate Sponge Cake

Ingredients  3 Large Eggs 175g (6oz) self raising flour 175g (6oz) sugar 175g (6oz) softened butter 1 1/2 level tsp baking powder 100g cooking chocolate Extra thick double cream Method Preheat the oven to 180c or gas mark 4 and prepare tin (grease) Beat the eggs,sugar,flour,butter and baking powder in a bowl until smooth Divide […]

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Green Health Awards

Volition enters Church Times Green Health Awards 2018

We are excited to announce our recent application to the Church Times Green Health Awards. We want to showcase the impact our beekeeping project has on mental and physical wellbeing of our volunteers and the wider community. The film below, by James Ross McCormack, perfectly captures the project at both Manchester and Salford Cathedrals. The […]

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Amies Kitchen Lasagna

Lasagna with white sauce

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper White Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups milk 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 10 to 12 […]

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Hard Rock Cafe raise 1K for Volition


Eleven members of Hard Rock Cafe Manchester took part in this year’s Great Manchester Run, raising £1,000 for their chosen charity, Volition Community at Manchester Cathedral. The team from Hard Rock Cafe, one of Manchester’s longest running, much-loved city centre food and live music venues, ran 111 km between them to support and raise awareness […]

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Veggie Bake

Very veggie rice bake

Ingredients 150G White rice 850ML vegetable stock water (made with vegetable stock cubes) 150g grated cheddar cheese 1 tbsp. oil 2 large leeks, sliced 1 larger yellow pepper, sliced 8 chestnut mushrooms, diced small 2 courgettes, diced into cubes 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic granules salt and pepper for flavour Method Boil rice for […]

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Volition Open Day

Volition at Manchester Cathedral has its next open day for candidates on Friday 20th July 2018. This is an innovative, proactive programme which supports all who join with a view to improving lives, building skills, and successfully gaining sustainable employment. This ten-week programme will facilitate entry to employment through a joint approach of training, volunteering […]

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Motiv8 And Volition

Volition partnership with Motiv8 – Redmond’s story

Redmond’s journey with Motiv8 and Volition shows how our partnership is working to address well being and helping people to make positive steps. Please watch the short video to find out more about how Volition at Manchester Cathedral has supported Redmond:

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Summer Salad

Cooking Session fresh Summer Salad

On Volitions cooking session today we made a lovely fresh summer salad with peppers, feta, cucumber lovely baby tomatoes mix salad an spring onion, which you could enjoy in the garden on a beautiful evening. Summer salad Chicken skewers Feta Olives Tiger bread with olive oil Salad- cherry tomatoes cucumber yellow pepper spring onions mix […]

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Cooking Session

Cooking session making Macaroni cheese

Amy Dennis from Hive Hospitality came and worked the session with myself and the group. A massive thank you to Amy Dennis from Hive Hospitality for volunteering her time at volition to help do the cooking session. Volition and the students appreciated her time and service very much, It was a lovely fun filled day with […]

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Spicy Chicken and Salad

Spicy chicken, salad and home made coleslaw with garlic butter baguettes

Ingredients: 500g Chicken breast Onions Spring Onions Cucumber Tomatoes Cabbage Yellow pepper lettuce Grated cheddar salted butter Garlic paste  Method: chicken Chop chicken breast into strips and session with: 3 tbsp. all purpose seasoning freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed 2 large red chillies, finely chopped 2 tsp sugar 2 […]

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