Vision and values

Shared Vision

The Lee Abbey Movement’s vision is ‘communicating Christ through relationships’.

Shared Values

We are committed to following Jesus and to be changed in the process. Prayer is the centre of our life as community.

Shared Purpose


  • live and serve in deprived urban communities
  • seek to make Christ known in these communities
  • are concerned with both physical and spiritual needs
  • are seeking to develop more small communities across the UK


Rule of Life

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All Community members have made the following promises:

Do you affirm before this Community your personal faith in Christ and your desire through prayer, study and service to seek a deep and mature faith? I do.

Do you understand by this that your mind, your time, your talents, your possessions and all your relationships are to be increasingly surrendered to Christ as Lord? I do.

Do you promise to be loyal to the Community in its aims, its work, its standards of behaviour and its disciplines? I do.

Are you prepared to learn to live in fellowship, being open to be known for what we are, accepting one another in Christ, and saying of others nothing that could not be said to them personally if love and discipline required it? I am.

Have you accepted the discipline of regular private recollection through Bible reading and daily prayer? I have.

Do you recognise that the regular corporate communion is an important part of our life and work together? I do.

Are you ready to serve, in every way, those who come to us and those you meet in daily life, seeking to help one another to a clearer and deeper knowledge of Christ, through your actions, attitudes and words? I am.