Rule of Life

These resources are to help you as you develop your own Rule of Life and to support you on your journey of discipleship. If there is something you need that is not here, please email us.

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.

Here are some examples.

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 then follow the guidance given. Other versions for intergenerational contexts and for work with young people can be found here.

Can you show me an example?

Yes, you can download an example of a completed Rule of Life.

Rule of Life Workshops

A series of Rule of Life Workshops will be held at Wolvesey over the next few months:

Monday 29th October           7.30pm - 9.30pm

Tuesday 4th December        2.00pm - 4.30pm

Friday 7th December            10.00am - 12.30pm

Monday 10th December       7.30pm - 9.30pm

If you'd like to know more or to book your place, please email us.

This flyer includes full details.

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

View some (unsolicited) comments from recent participants from our workshops, or here for a personal view of an Advent workshop.

Other Resources

If you would like to doodle as you create your rule of life download our Rule of Life image to colour in. Or, you can also download a version that has been coloured in for you.

If you want to read around this subject download our Reading List.

If you have a question or suggestion please email us.

Prayer and Spirituality Contact

For more information about prayer and spirituality, please contact the diocesan Spirituality Adviser, Revd Sally Dakin