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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

Bank branch closures

Bank branches are closing at a faster rate in Scotland than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, figures unearthed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show. Statistics from the Competition and Market Authority show that, between 2013 and 2...
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Load shedding

In his Workplace Word, this month, East of Scotland Regional Organiser Chic Lidstone asks, 'Have you ever felt like this?' On holiday I saw a basket in a kitchen cupboard of the house we were staying in which read: “Load Shedding Kit”. I had no idea ...
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New interest

We are excited to have some eight potential new volunteer chaplains entering our interview and induction process following our recent Introduction Day in Edinburgh.The all-day event was hosted by our partner Palmerston Place Church. More than 20 chap...
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Financial hardship talk

Our recent free lunchtime Workplace Wellbeing Seminar, in conjunction with Edinburgh Park Management, prompted some insightful questions and comments from attendees involved in financial services. Ten people attended the session on the subject of sup...
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Ron on the radio

Aberdeen Chaplain Ron Flett (pictured) was interviewed on Aberdeen’s community radio station SHMUfm-99.8fm about the work WPCS does both locally and nationally.Ron said later: "It was a great experience and I very much appreciate ACVO (Aberdeen ...
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Bake Off take off at intu Braehead

With the The Great British Bake Off keeping us talking, what better way to lead into the weekend than with a slice or two of delicious cake!Here Hazel Brooks (pictured) of the intu Braehead Chaplaincy team, shares a titbit or two ...
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Fresh perspective

Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive of the Cyrenians will give a fresh perspective on social issues affecting society today in the first of a series of free lectures organised by our church partners Palmerston Place Church, in Edinburgh, on Tuesda...
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Tackling workplace stress

Thursday's Stress-awareness Seminar, the first in our Autumn season of free lunchtime Workplace Wellbeing sessions, courtesy of the management at Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, was very well attended.WPCS Chief Executive Iain McFadzean's illustrated...
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Interest in chaplaincy

We have been encouraged by the number of people who expressed an interest in volunteering as workplace chaplains during the West Lothian Presbytery event on Saturday (August 27).Held in 'The Peel' the park area surrounding Linlithgow Palace​, the day...
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First class

Here's the first ever Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care class at Scottish Baptist College, Paisley - the fruit of a very exciting partnership with WPCS. We wish everyone involved a wonderful journey! For the first time in Scotland, it is...
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