About Faith in Business Quarterly

The Journal of Faith in Business and the Industrial Christian Fellowship (ICF)

Faith in Business was based at Ridley Hall in Cambridge from 1989 to 2018, while Richard Higginson was on the staff there. It is now an independent CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), charity no 1182888. The Cambridge spring weekend retreat for businesspeople continues, but now takes place normally at Westminster College.
In 2018 Peter Heslam replaced Richard as Director of Faith in Business while Richard became chair until his recent retirement from that role in December 2023. He remains actively involved as co-editor of this journal.

The Industrial Christian Fellowship is a membership organisation which supports Christians at their work. The organisation was made popular in the 1920s through the work of Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy- "Woodbine Willie" of WW1 fame - who was ICF's messenger during that turbulent era. Work may have changed beyond recognition since those days, and has been replaced by a wide variety of enterprises driven by technology and services, but the ongoing need to recognise God's continuing presence at work remains.

Faith in Business Quarterly aims to:
- Help readers discover a fuller sense of God’s purpose and hope in their working lives, integrating their faith, their work and their worship
- Highlight the necessity and value of wealth creation within God’s creative and redemptive purposes, while bringing the processes of wealth creation under careful scrutiny
- Encourage individuals to apply Christian values in their work, and help them to resolve the moral dilemmas they often face
- Persuade the leaders of industry, commerce, finance and public services to operate within the framework of Christian principles and values
- Assist church leaders in understanding key issues in the changing economic environment, so that where challenge is called for it is based on an informed and up-to-date appraisal
- Urge the churches to support people in their daily work, and to declare the value of all honest work in generating wealth for the common good.


Executive Team
Peter Heslam
Stephen Doel
Ken Dickson
Camelle Daley

David Ball
Dawn Stallwood
Keren Pybus
Andrew Glover
Kim Sawers


The Most Reverend and Rt Hon
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Revd Phil Jump (Chairman)
Bill Mash
Dave Law
Revd Dr John Weaver