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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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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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Raising money for Volition Manchester

Back Row (L-R): Patrick Powell, Jamie Griffin, Aiden Crowley, Simon Daniels Front Row (L-R): Connor Sangha, Melanie Loyley, Camila Bergamo, Caroline Boaler, Nick Lewis, Enric Sevillon Hard Rock Cafe Manchester staff sign up for the Great Manchester Run Eleven members have signed up to Hard Rock Cafe Manchester’s team to take part in this year’s […]

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Martin Drew

Volition work skills course

Martin is a middle-aged Irish man.  He’d worked mostly in UK theatre for the past 25 years, primarily as an actor.  As he aged he wished to switch careers to one with ongoing employment in one location as opposed to short-term contracts all over the country. He found his lack of references (some theatre companies […]

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Spicy Beef Burgers and sweet potato wedges

Spicy Beef Burgers with their fresh herbs and chilli kick using fresh mince. Ingredients: 450g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp ketchup 1 tsp mustard 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 spring onions, thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, chopped Method In a large bowl, mix together the […]

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The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester’s Awards Ceremony

Volition was delighted to receive a certificate of recognition from The High Sherriff of Greater Manchester at his awards ceremony this week. We are honoured that The High Sherriff of Greater Manchester, Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL, has taken such an interest in our work during his 12-month period of office. Volition is successfully […]

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Colin Fry

Employer Challenge 2018

Here is an excellent opportunity to offer employment to one of our trusted volunteers! Colin Fry has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Cathedral Volunteer Programme over a period of 6 months and would make an equally outstanding member of staff for your team. John Emsley, Volition Volunteer Coordinator: ‘Colin has been volunteering at Manchester Cathedral […]

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Volunteer Manager Opening

JOB DESCRIPTION Reports to: Director of Volition Community/Director of Fundraising and Development (DVC/DFD hereafter) Cathedral contact: Canon Pastor and Acting Precentor for Mentoring Salary: £29,000 plus a 10% employers pension contribution Hours of work: 35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work Principal role: To recruit, train and manage the volunteers at Manchester […]

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Chicken Pie

Cooking session making chicken pie

The latest cooking session was hosted by HIVE HOSPITALITY by one of the Directors Adam Russell. We made chicken pie which the group loved.  Adam Russell spent his time talking the group through what he was doing and how they could amend the ingredients at home for a different taste or style of pie. He spoke […]

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Volition Community

Edwyn’s Story

At Volition we are proud of all our Volunteers and we like to share their successes. Below you’ll find a heartening testimonial from Edwyn, who went through our Volunteer Programme and we are delighted Edwyn has accepted our offer to be an Ambassador of Volition. Before Volition started I was in a dark place, lonely, […]

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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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