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 email@example.com For a map of how to get to Creekmoor Library see http://www.boroughofpoole.com/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-local-library/creekmoor-library/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.