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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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Vegetable casserole recipe

January session we made Vegetable casserole


  • 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



  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/400f/gas 6.
  2. Peel and chop the swede into medium size chunks.
  3. peel the parsnips and cut into same size slices.
  4. Chop the potatoes into similar size- no need to peel.
  5. Trim the carrots and slice in half lengthways or into quarters if larger
  6. peel, half and thickly slice the red onions.
  7. put the vegetable’s into a casserole.
  8. dissolve the stock cubes in the boling water and pour over the vegetables
  9. drain the chickpeas and add to casserole
  10. open the tomatoes and add these too.
  11. season wit the paprika and some black pepper and garlic
  12. cook in the oven for 70mins
  13. serve in bowls
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