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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

A Bit Of A Let Down

As he was driving along a deserted country lane his car got a puncture. Easily sorted he thought; until he couldn’t find the jack. The evening sun was just setting and it was getting dark as he started to look for a farm where hopefully he could borr...
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Alloa Firefighter recognised for his services to the community

Congratulations go to Alloa Firefighter, Alan Faulds BCA, who has been awarded the British Citizen Award for his services to the community.  He and his local volunteer team have spearheaded a roadshow campaign for safer roads in Forth Valle...
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Thermostat or Thermometer?

A thermostat sets the temperature while a thermometer records the temperature. “Oh, it’s hot in here”, says the thermometer, while the thermostat says it’s too hot in here and does something about it. Which are you? It’s an old question posed by a mu...
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Supporting Workplace Chaplaincy Mission across the UK

Last month, Chic Lidstone (East Coast Area Organiser) took a trip to Derby to attend the Workplace Chaplaincy Missions UK (WCM UK) team leaders day. WCM UK has 500 members, with 22 teams, spread across the UK. There was a good representation of chapl...
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A Generous Gift Appreciated

Ron Flett, our Aberdeen based chaplain, received a very welcome gift on a recent visit to Marischal College, Aberdeen.  He was handed an envelope containing a cash donation to WPCS. This was received from an anonymous donor so we were unable to ...
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2 Full 2 Learn

A long time ago, there was a wise teacher whose advice and wisdom many people would seek. One day an important man came to visit this wise man saying, “I want you to teach me and open my mind to new possibilities”. His tone of voice was of one used t...
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THE POWER OF THE CROSS

At our staff team meeting last week, we were privileged to enjoy a talk by Dr Larry Scrimgeour - volunteer chaplain for Dundee and Angus College. Larry is a self taught Iconographer (the study of icons) and is passionate about the subject.  His ...
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Making a stand

Words are inadequate to describe the terrible events that happened on Monday night in Manchester. It has shocked our nation and will deeply affect many lives for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are personally affected. ...
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David Lonsdale reports on his Stirling Marathon experience

I'm thrilled and delighted to report that I completed the inaugural Stirling Marathon today, in a little under 5 hours. The photo is me looking reasonably fresh at 7 miles; it's not how I looked towards the end! The course was incredible, commencing ...
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Chaplaincy at Heart & Soul

“Would you like a duck?” was the question asked in Princes Street Gardens at the Church of Scotland’s Heart & Soul event.  Rarely were the ducks less than enthusiastically received (together with sweeties and WPCS leaflets).  “Why ducks...
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