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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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Very veggie rice bake

Veggie Bake


  • 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


Boil rice for 15 mins in the vegetable stock, stirring occasionally. stir constantly during the last 5 minutes or so or until all water has boiled off, to ensure the rice doesn’t stick to the pan. Meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan and add the chopped leek, pepper, mushrooms and courgette. cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. heat oven to 190 (gas mark 5).

combine the cooked rice and vegetables in a large mixing bowl and add paprika, garlic, salt and pepper, mix well. transfer half the mixer into a baking dish, sprinkle over half the grated cheese then add the remaining rice mixture, smooth over the top and cover with remaining cheese bake for around 15minutes until the cheese topping is golden brown and crispy.

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