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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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Volition Open Day

Volition Open Day

Volition at Manchester Cathedral will have its next IPI open day for candidates on Thursday 25 May 2017. This is an innovative, proactive programme which supports all who join with a view to improving lives and successfully gaining sustainable employment.

This ten-week programme will facilitate entry to employment through a blended approach of training, volunteering and supported job search.

Open Day Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00
Location: Cathedral Visitor’s Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ
Eligibility: 19+, JSA, Universal Credit, ESA (wrag), other state benefits and earn less than £330 a month

Course Details:
Starts Thursday 01 June – Full training day on Thursdays 10:00-14:30 with Manchester College, ½ day volunteering tbd, ½ day supported job club

Key Volunteering Opportunities:
• Printworks Roof Garden – Fantastic new opportunity to help develop a new roof space on top of The Printworks
• Cenotaph Steward – Customer facing role in the city centre
• Guide and Welcomer – Customer facing role in Manchester Cathedral
• Facilities – Cleaning and general housekeeping in Manchester Cathedral
• Verger – Setting up for events in Manchester
• Beekeeping – Caring for the bees on the Cathedral and Printworks

Contact for referrals:
Please call: John Emsley 07710 397977 or Tony Maunder 07800 613109
email: or

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