Welcome to the diocesan Rule of Life page. These resources are to help you as you develop your own Rule of Life and support you on your journey of discipleship.
If there is something you need that is not here, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Rule of Life?
A rule of life is a flexible framework that helps us to grow more like Christ. Just as a trellis provides support for a growing plant, a rule of life offers a practical way of responding to the love of God by committing ourselves to a number of specific actions that will help us grow up in our faith.
Bishop Tim is inviting everyone across the Diocese to write and follow a Rule of Life.
How do I create my own Rule of Life?
Download the Rule of Life Booklet and the follow the guidance given. Other versions will be available for intergenerational contexts and for work with young people.
Can you show me an example?
Yes, you can download an example of a completed Rule of Life.
Rule of Life Workshops
There are Rule of Life Workshops to help you create your own rule of life.
|Tuesday 28 February||2.30 – 5pm||St Pauls Church Centre, Smannell
|Wednesday 1 March||10am -12.30pm||Wolvesey|
|Monday 13 March||7.30 – 9.30pm||All Hallows, Whitchurch
|Tuesday 14 March||2 – 4.30pm||St Leonard’s, Oakley
|Wednesday 15 March||2- 4.30pm||St Mark’s, Ampfield
|Thursday 16 March||2 – 4.30pm||St Luke’s, Hedge End
|Saturday 18 March||10am -12.30pm
|Old Alresford Place|
|Monday 3 April||7.30 – 9.30||St Joseph’s Centre, Ashurst SO40 7DU|
|Tuesday 4 April||2 – 4.30pm||St John’s Church Centre, Hartley Wintney
|Wednesday 5 April||7.30-9.30pm||Highfield Church Centre, Southampton
|Thursday 6 April||2 – 4.30pm||St Peter and St Paul, Ringwood
|Monday 10 April||7.30-9.30pm||St Lawrence Parish Centre, Alton
|Tuesday 11 April||7.30-9.30pm||All Saints, Southbourne
|Wednesday 12 April||10am-12.30pm||Wolvesey|
The format will be:
- Introduction and prayer
- Time alone to reflect/work on your own Rule of Life
- One-to-one brief chat with Sally, optional
- Plenary to share progress/insights
- Closing prayer
Lent Workshop Flyers
What other resources are there?
If you want to read around this subject download our Reading List
If you have a question or suggestion please email us:
There are also limited numbers of hard copies of material for the Lent Course 2016 still available. Email us at the above address if you would like more information.
Prayer and Spirituality Contact
For more information about prayer and spirituality, please contact the diocesan Spirituality Adviser, Revd Sally Dakin: