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 because St Cuthbert's new Minister, the Rev Peter Sutton, is now in post and WPCS's new Chaplain to Edinburgh City Centre, Andrew Gregg, who was appointed in April, is another splendid addition to the team. Unfortunately, businesss matters experienced a significant drop in donations in this past financial year, resuting in the redundancy of their Executive Director but continue to offer their programme of quality events as they plan for the future. Click here to read Peter's CV.
The next OASIS event is the annual Inter-Office Quiz Night which will take place in the Lammermuir Hall of St Cuthbert's on Wednesday evening 11 October. It is possible to book a table now and provide any further team details nearer the event - 5 teams have already done so! If you want to book a table 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 12.30 to
14.00 and from 17.00 to 19.30, offering optional worship with
reflection at 13.00 and 19.00. We have just completed exploring the theme of "Meals with Jesus" and are currently planning for the new season starting in September. Details will be available soon.
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
business matters: Eric Smith, Consultant.
Phone: 07967 078 650 or
The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
5 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH1 2EP
t: 0131 229 1142
f: 0131 221 0899
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