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?
Can you show me an example?
Yes, you can download an example of a completed Rule of Life.
Rule of Life for (online) Groups
The ‘Sharing God’s Life’ course is easily adaptable for use with an online group.
Rule of Life Mini-retreats – NEW!
The next Rule of Life mini-retreats will be happening online on the following dates.
Thurs. July 2nd at 7.30-9.30pm
Mon. July 13th at 2-4.30pm
Fri. July 17th at 10am-12.30pm
Weds. July 22nd at 10am-12.30pm
The format will be:
- Introduction and Prayer (online)
- Time alone (offline) ,
- Plenary and Prayer (online)
The sessions will be held on Zoom, led by the Revd Sally Dakin, Spirituality Adviser
To book your place, please email
Please click here to view the Rule of Life Mini- retreat flyer.
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