Often people say they would love to experience more than half an hour of Work:Space. Well why not enjoy one of our twice yearly Work:Space Plus half day retreats.
The next Work:Space Plus retreat has now been booked in the beautiful tranquil surroundings of Canford Magna Centre, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AF on Saturday 18th May 2013 from 9.30am-1.45pm. The centre is run by Canford Parish Church (www.canfordparish.org/cmc.html) and the setting provides the opportunity to sit or walk by the River Stour.
As before Work:Space Plus will provide invaluable time out to relax, replenish and refresh as participants experience a variety of opportunities to explore spirituality, work and life. There will be space for individual reflection and time out as well as some led sessions, including Work:Space stillness sessions at the beginning and end of the event. Cost is just £10 per person to include coffee, cakes and lunch. For further information and to book a place contact Elaine Arthur at email@example.com or phone 07515 370270.
If you work for the Borough of Poole then come along to find out more about Work:space and our menu of new service offers at the Civic Centre between 08.00 and 14.00 on Tuesday 5/2/13. Elaine and others from the Work:space team will be joined by Chaplaincy Wessex for this event. Tasty treats will be available so come along.
If you work at Barclays House then you can find out more about Work:space and our menu of new service offers by speaking to Elaine or one of the team on site between 8.00-15.00 on Weds 31/1/13
Work:space groups will take a two week break over the Christmas period from 24/12/12 and will be back every week in term time from 7/1/13. We wish you peace and every blessing this Christmas season.
The new year will see the Work:space at Cafe No. 34 move to every Wednesday 1:15pm-1:45pm. This session, run by Paul Bradbury, is promoted to RNLI staff and is open to all who would like to come. So if you are in the Poole High Street area for any reason on a Wednesday why not pop into the cafe and try out Work:space for yourself. The group usually meet in a room on the second floor.
Work:space will continue to run at the Civic Centre 1:00pm-1:30pm on Tuesdays and at Barclays House 1:00pm-1:30pm on Wednesdays.
Twelve people attended the second Work:space PLUS half day retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Holton Lee in November. This time we offered one-to-one listening as well as group sessions, an optional workshop and space for quiet reflection. For many this was their first Work:space retreat and they valued time out as well as meeting old and new friends. One participant enjoyed “Having the quiet space just to be.”
Look out for dates for the next Work:space Plus events coming in 2013.
Work:space sessions are now running weekly in term time in three venues in Poole. Times are 1pm on Tuesdays at the Civic Centre run by Elaine Arthur, 1pm on Wednesdays at Barclays House run by Howard Page-Clark and 1.15pm on Fridays at Cafe No 34 in Poole High Street run by Paul Bradbury. The Friday session is promoted to RNLI staff and is open to anyone who would like to come. All sessions last 30 minutes.
Poole Missional Communities, the charity that oversees work:space in Poole, has recently appointed Elaine Arthur to further develop this resource for local workplaces. Elaine comes from a background in local government and has a breadth of experience in chaplaincy through her work with Fit Lives, a Christian ministry to customers and staff of leisure centres. We very much hope that Elaine will help deepen the resource we offer in the current contexts. We also hope that we can begin to offer work:space in new workplaces in Poole. If you would like to get in touch with Elaine about any aspect of the ministry of work:space please do so on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the work:space groups are now breaking for the summer as many people are away. They will all be starting again in early September.
Poole Missional Communities, the parent charity that runs work:space, has started running a community cafe on Poole High St. Called No34. It is situated opposite the site of the old Woolworths at the heart of Poole twon centre (www.facebook.com/No34Cafe) . Before Easter work:space RNLI met there for one session and the suggestion emerged to make it a regular venue. As a result this work:space is now open to anyone who would like to come. We meet from 1.15 – 1.45pm in the lovely first floor lounge above the cafe itself. If you feel the need for some silence and stillness at the end of busy working week do join us.