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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

'Acute problem' for retail

Business rates in Scotland are set to increase from Friday (April 1), as the main poundage rate rises once again and the extra rates supplement paid by firms occupying medium and larger sized commercial premises is doubled. It comes as shop vaca...
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Commitment to workers

In Midlothian, WPCS Trustee and STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith (pictured) was one of the key speakers at a special Workers' Memorial Day service at the memorial in Bathgate's Balbardie Park on Thursday, 28 April. Prayers at the service were led...
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Actively listening

Continuing our Year of Listening Service in Dundee, our chaplains were in the city's  Overgate Centre this week, in collaboration with Scotland’s Year of Listening and Dundee City Council’s Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator, Carla Assenti. The WPC...
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Faiths food and fellowship

Our Central Scotland chaplains Jean Thomson, George Petrie, Gordon Pennykid and local WPCS Regional Organiser, Paul Wilson, were among 70 people from various faiths, non-faith and ethnic groups from West Lothian and the wider area, attending  a ...
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Our vital volunteers

In Volunteers' Week, we are sending a great big '‎Thank‬ you'! to our 100+ volunteers who make what we do do-able in such a ‪‎professional, caring‬ and ‪dedicated‬ way. Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland is proud a...
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Getting together

As always, it is refreshing and inspiring to catch up with our chaplaincy colleagues from across the country.At yesterday's team meeting in Dundee, we said farewell to long-serving chaplain Tony and 'hello' to 'new faces' David, Kristina, Liz and Bri...
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Beyond perceptions

We recently co-hosted a Workers’ Memorial Day Lecture with Dundee City Council in honour of International Workers' Memorial Day. The city's Steeple Church was the venue for the talk - on Young People Shaping Policies and the Agenda - by Dr Rowen...
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Raisins for mindfulness

No, that headline is not a misspelling of 'reasons' but you could be forgiven for wondering why raisins would be part of a workplace wellbeing seminar. However, some 12 people attending our recent 'Mindfulness' session in Edinburgh Park discovered ju...
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WPCS news

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Our latest e-newsletter is out now and we hope you will enjoy reading further fascinating insights into the work of our chaplains.

Next month we bid farewell to long-serving and highly regarded Edinburgh chaplaincy team leader Rev Tony Bryer (pictured) as he retires in June. In this issue, he shares some of his views on chaplaincy and the Church and recalls how it began for him in Edinburgh. Tony thank you for all you continue to bring to the lives of your colleagues and those to whom you provide chaplaincy and we warmly wish you a long and very happy retirement.

To read the newsletter please click on the following link: Spring2016newsletterWPCS.pdf

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Plain sailing for Cate

    Our Glasgow chaplaincy team leader Cate Adams (pictured) had: "An amazing day," in bright sunshine on Friday, when she joined global business solutions company Percepta, on a day sail from James Watt Dock, Greenock, with ...
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