Winchester

Rule of Life


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.


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 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


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

Thurs 3rd May    10am - 12.30pm

Tues  22nd May  7.30pm - 9.30pm

Thurs 5th July    2pm - 4.30pm

Mon 23rd July     7.30pm - 9.30pm

Tues 24th July    10am - 12.30pm

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

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 our recent 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