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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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The Cherry Tree by Rebecca Connor

Volition Poem of the Month

This is the first instalment of Volition Poem of the Month and the chosen poem is by Rebecca Connor, it was written during an outdoor Eco poetry workshop thinking about trees in the cathedral grounds.

I’ve stood for thousands of years,
Centuries of pain engraved within my bones.
Burls aplenty shows my wear.
Countless eyes have peered on my soul,
Countless hands,
Young and old run their fingers along my grooves.
Cobwebs locked between my ridges.
My roots are large,
Owing to the tears people have shed.
Though I am strong,
Trauma has caused irreparable damage.
Soon, I will be a memory burned into the ground,
Burned in the memories of living eyes.

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