OASIS is a non-profit organisation serving the business community and exploring connections between business and spirituality. The organisation is sponsored by the Parish Church of St Cuthbert and works in conjunction with St John's Church and St Andrew's and St George's West Church who form the ecumenical grouping 'Edinburgh City Centre Churches TOGETHER'.
OASIS works in partnership with business matters and Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland in an
organised and mutually supportive way. While
each organisation maintains its own
distinctive mission, purpose, ethos and
approach they work together to promote "well
being" in the workplace by holding joint
events. In recent months our usual combined Spring and Autumn events have been on hold due to staffing changes. However, we plan that these will resume next year now that St Cuthbert's new Minister, the Rev Peter Sutton, and WPCS's new Chaplain to Edinburgh City Centre, Andrew Gregg, are in post. businesss matters too expect to have completed their reassessment following the loss of their Executive Director due to a significant drop in donations in the past financial year. Click here to read Peter's CV.
OASIS and business matters are delighted to have joined with Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland in promoting a series of Autumn Lectures dealing with Wellbeing in the Workplace. The first two lectures took place in Palmerston Place Church on 14th September and 12th October. The third and final lecture - a Trade Unionist's Perspective will take place in the same venue on Thursday 9th November at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Grahame Smith, Genersl Secretary, STUC. Click here for Flyer.The audience will be professionals from variuous workplaces around Edinburgh and beyond, and the talks pitched appropriately. All the talks have been arranged by Jack Macdonald, the Ministerial Assistant at Palmerston Place Church and WPCS, where Jack works one day per week.
Twelve teams participated in the OASIS Inter Office Quiz Night which was held in the Lammermuir Hall of St Cuthbert's Church on Wednesday 11 October. To read the full report of this successful event and view photographs click here.
OASIS continues to regularly offer times of worship through the week when a few minutes peace and reflection in the beauty of St Cuthbert's is provided, notably at the Tuesday 1pm Healing Service.
There is also the monthly
soul space event which has proved to be especially valued by
several of those who work in local
businesses. These occur on the 1st Wednesday
of each month (except June, July and
August) with the church open from 12.30pm - 2pm and from 5pm - 7pm with
short led reflections at 1pm and 6pm. The new overall theme for 2017/18 is taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To Everything there is a Season, a time for every activity under heaven". The Reflection on Wednesday 1st November is "Remembrance". Click here for details.
OASIS now has a Facebook presence here. Please connect with us through Facebook to get more information about forthcoming events. OASIS has also set up a new web presence at http://www.st-cuthberts.net/oasis.php.
Peter is available to all in the business community (of any faith or none) who would want to talk with someone and is happy to Be There.
OASIS' partners are:
Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland:
Andrew Gregg, City Centre Chaplain
Phone: 07934 737 691
Email: Andrew Gregg
business matters: Eric Smith, Consultant.
Phone: 07967 078 650 or
Email: Eric Smith
The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
5 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH1 2EP
t: 0131 229 1142
f: 0131 221 0
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