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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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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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Open Day

Open Day 2019

Volition at Manchester Cathedral has its next information session for candidates on Friday 11th June 2021. 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, opportunities and supported job search.

Information Day Date: Friday 11th June 2021
Time: 10:00-11.00
Location: Cathedral Visitor’s Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ
Eligibility: 19+, JSA, Universal Credit, ESA, other state benefits
Course Details:

  • Starts Friday 18th June 2021 for ten weeks
  • Full training day on Fridays 10.00-14.30 with The Manchester College (based at Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre)
  • Optional sessions to work in the Cathedral gardens, learn about bees or join an arts and crafts course
  • Half day supported job club/digital skills

Contact for referrals:
We take referrals by email. If you wish to refer somebody please email
John Emsley 07710 397977
Donna Denston 07950 919164

Please send us their name and contact number and we will be in touch

Thank you.
The Volition Team

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