St Peter's House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

Chaplaincy to The Manchester Universities. The RNCM & The University Of Law.

The Wholeness Programme

Life in all its fulness

What does it mean to be truly whole? For your mind, body, soul – the unique essence of you – to flourish and thrive?

Our vision at St Peter’s House is that ‘Everything is Connected’ – and nowhere is that seen more clearly than in our Wholeness programme. We take a holistic, a ‘whole’, approach –
believing that all life has infinite worth, and seeking to be a place where people flourish and
live life in all its fullness.

Over the past few years we’ve developed our Wholeness Programme to be a unique and life-giving resource to those around us. It includes a range of activities, and there are ways for everyone to be involved.

The Programme Includes:

(*please note, due to covid restrictions many of our activities are paused or have moved online. They will resume as soon as we can re-start in a safe and meaningful way.)

Bee-Keeping

Ever wondered what happens in a hive? We care for two bee hives on the roof of St Peter’s House, and offer the opportunity to come and learn all about these curious littler buzzers! We run courses to learn the basis of bee and hive care, and – when you’re ready – take you up to help care for the bees.

Gardening

When it comes to well-being, sometimes there’s nothing quite like getting outside and getting your hands dirty. One of our key commitments is sustainability and living gently on the earth, and tending our green space fits in here (and it keeps our bees happy too!) We have allotments and a hidden garden behind St Peter’s House, and gather weekly to sow some seeds and pull some weeds together. 

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Baking

An opportunity to learn pro-baking skills alongside our Head Chef in our professional kitchen, we’ve found that this offer to come and be surrounded by cake-y smells and sweet treats is a popular weekly session. If the kitchen is your happy place, you’ll understand the mood-boosting benefits of mixing flour, eggs and sugar and – as if by magic – beautiful bakes to share. We bake with volunteers to resource Milk & Honey café, but during lockdown have redirected our resources to created The Well.

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Volunteering

Over the past few years we’ve worked with hundreds of volunteers from all over the world! Most of our volunteers Many have been students from the Manchester universities, and many others have been from a range of partner organisations and charities.

We’ve provided trainee placements from young people who’ve not had the same opportunities in life as others, have retired volunteers who bring a wealth of experience to our team, and even have some volunteers who began as students and are now lecturers on the University staff!

Wholeness Studio Sessions

When lockdown happened, life went digital – including our Wholeness Programme. During this time we have recorded and curated an online library of Studio Sessions – all freely available to all our online visitors, and offered as an integral part of The Well. 

Our diverse sessions are unique and nurturing, focussed on restoring and honouring wholeness in the full human experience. The full range of our Wholeness Studio Sessions are accessible to all, and encompass embodied practices (such as yoga and pilates), meditations, explorations of faith, arts-based responses to the unique situation and more. 

We look forward to the day we can deliver our classes and session face-to-face in the Wholeness Studio again, but in the meantime offer our online library of content alongside our Live programme.

Wholeness Studio Sessions

Suitable for all. Enjoy, my friend.

Pretty much beginner, may as well have a go if you’re fit and well

A bit of a step on, but you may surprise yourself. Sit out anything you’re not sure
about.

Do this if you know your way around a yoga mat.

You know you’ve got this.