Guest speaker Brian Draper at October Work:Space PLUS



Saturday 18th October 2014 from 9.30am-1.30pm.  If you work in Poole this is an extended opportunity to enjoy space, time, quiet and meditation from the Christian tradition in the beautiful surroundings of the Holton Lee Estate just a few miles from Poole. (  Time to reflect on issues of life, work and spirituality.

Guest speaker author, retreat leader and presenter of Radio 4’s Thought for the day Brian Draper.   £15 per person.  Coffee and lunch provided. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.  To book email



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New God @ work series


Work:space and Chaplaincy Wessex are pleased to be hosting a new course for employees in Poole called God@work.  The course will explore issues of faith which connect with today’s workplace e.g. Why does work matter? What gives work purpose and meaning? How do ambition and doing work the right way fit together?  The course content is from management theorists and from the Christian tradition and is open to everyone of all faiths and none.


People who attended this course said  “New ideas and different ways of looking at situations.  I will never think of work the same way again.”


Written and led by James Bright, this free series for staff will be held at Livingstone Hall, Parkstone United Reformed Church, Commercial Road, Poole  BH14 0JW, just a few minutes walk from the Civic Centre Sessions are 1pm-2pm on 13/5/14, 20/5/14, 3/6/14 and 10/6/14 with a series review on 17/6/14.  Bring lunch. Refreshments and biscuits provided. Come and go as you need to. For more information and to book contact Sue Payne by emailing or by phoning 01202 660099.


Hope to see you there.


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Want to discuss how to be happy? Small group starts 28/2/14


Following the success of the Happiness Course this is an opportunity to discuss and reflect on what makes life happy.  Using the theme’s from Livability’s Happiness Course including what makes life successful, relational and meaningful.  Sessions run 1-2pm in the Civic Centre on Fridays 28/2/14, 7/3/14, 14/3/14 and 28/3/14. For more details and to book email

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Find space and time to reflect and to simply “be” at our retreat day on 1/3/14


9.30am-1.30pm on the stunning Holton Lee estate, near Wareham, Dorset on Saturday 1st March 2014.  £10 including lunch. To book email

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Happiness Course comes to Poole tomorrow


Some spaces are left for this 4 week series for those working in Poole starting tomorrow with what makes like happy?

To book contact

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Survive and thrive with the latest workplace events on Twitter

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Ensure you don’t miss out on the latest workplace events and ideas to help you to not only survive, but to thrive in today’s busy workplaces by following us on Twitter @pooleworkspace

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Want to be happy?

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What makes life successful and meaningful? How important are relationships or job roles? What makes you happy? Like space to explore what matters to you?  Come to The Happiness Course. Written and led by qualified Life Coach and former Medical Doctor Andy Parnham.  Work:space in partnership with Livability and Chaplaincy Wessex, invite you to 4 free lunch time sessions at the Civic Centre 1pm-2pm on Fridays 15/11/13, 29/11/13, 6/12/13 and 13/12/13.  Bring lunch.  Refreshments and biscuits provided.   To book email

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Space and spirituality at the next Work:space + PLUS retreat

P1010499Need a little time out before the Christmas rush? 9.30am – 1.30pm Saturday 9th November 2013. An extended opportunity to enjoy space, time, quiet and meditation from the Christian tradition in the beautiful surroundings of the Holton Lee Estate. Time to reflect on issues of life, work and spirituality for those who work in Poole. Guest speaker author and expert in spirituality and prayer Andy Freeman. Cost is £10 including lunch. To book contact

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New work:space coming to Creekmoor, Poole

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Is life demanding? Live or work in Creekmoor in Poole? Just being quiet and still in the middle of the day can help you to be more energised, get perspective and perform better during the rest of the day. On Mondays from 3rd June 2013 you can try the benefits of just half an hour of led meditation and stillness in a spacious room within Creekmoor Public Library 34, Northmead Drive, Creekmoor BH17 7XZ.  Sessions will run from 1.15-1.45pm on Mondays in term time.

Working in partnership with Christ Church Creekmoor the sessions include meditation and contemplation from the Christian tradition. Free and open to all faiths and none. No need to book just come along. For more information about work:space sessions or if you would like a work:space session to run in your workplace or community in Poole please contact    For a map of how to get to Creekmoor Library see

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Book your place for the May Work:Space retreat

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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 ( 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 or phone 07515 370270.

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