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Rule of Life

Lee Abbey Friends commit to supporting the ministry of Lee Abbey, and many also choose to live according to the community Rule of Life.

This means committing to Christ as Saviour and Lord, to working through prayer and witness for the conversion of others, and to regular prayer for the renewal of the Church, for the work of Lee Abbey and for other Lee Abbey Friends.

The community Rule of Life

Responding to Christ’s love, we seek to …

  • worship Him and seek His will through regular prayer, Biblical reflection and joining with others for fellowship and communion
  • deepen our personal commitment, recognising that our minds, time, talents, possessions and relationships, as gifts from God, are to be increasingly surrendered to Him
  • share His saving love through our attitudes, lives and relationships
  • live in openness and honesty, being open to be known for who we are, accepting one another in love and saying nothing of others that could not be said to them personally if love and wisdom required it
  • help build community where we live, work and worship
  • respect and serve all others, welcoming the stranger, being a voice for the voiceless and working to alleviate poverty and injustice
  • cherish and protect God’s creation which God the Father loves and entrusts to our care

… trusting in the help of the Holy Spirit.