Actions and Detail Panel
Prayer at Work and Other Useful Tips for Faith in Business
Mon 19 June 2017, 19:45 – 21:45 BST
We asked a panel of business and professional leaders to answer our questions about what prayer habits and principles of Christian living help sustain them in their working lives. All of them are responsible for big decisions which impact on people and society. The Institute of Business Ethics has recently raised awareness of doing business ethically and encouraging change for good. The organisations they work for are under public and media scrutiny, as are they.
So how do they connect their faith and work? And what are the habits and principles that sustain them? What are the similarities between them? How do they differ? What do they do when the going gets tough or they don't meet other people's expectations?
Do come with some questions of your own. You can expect to take away some thought-provoking ideas and resources to help you make connections between your own faith and working life.
Paula Vennells has worked for the Post Office since 2007 in a number of senior roles including Sales & Network Director, COO and Managing Director and following the separation from Royal Mail became Chief Executive in 2012. Paula is currently a Non-Executive Director of Morrisons Plc a FTSE 100 company; she is Chairman of First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of foreign currency, a Non-Executive Director and Trustee for Hymns Ancient and Modern Group and a member of the Government's Future High Street Forum. She is also an ordained minister within the Church of England.
With a Masters’ Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Richard Farquhar is Powertrain Director at McLaren Automotive. Providing leadership for Powertrain strategy, technology and project delivery, Richard is responsible for all High Performance Powertrain Engineering at McLaren Automotive across Gasoline Engines, Transmission & Driveline and Hybrid & Electric Drive Systems. He is involved at St Saviour's Church.
Kristina Ingate is a governance and company administration expert working in the commercial and public sectors with boards and senior managers, on an interim and consultancy basis, typically in change and turnaround scenarios in financial services, transport, housing, professions, and social enterprise. She is involved in Guildford Town Centre church networks and is a Bishop’s Assessor for Ordinands.
The session will be convened by Revd. Dr. Julie Gittoes, Residentiary Canon for Education at Guildford Cathedral.
Cost: Recommended £5 donation on the night.
Transport: St Saviour's Church is a short walk from Guildford Station.
NOTE: EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS UNSUFFICIENT TAKE-UP. REFUNDS CANNOT BE GIVEN IN ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.