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Rule of Life

Rule of Life

Rules of LifeGloucester Cathedral Community has developed a Rule of Life which we invite you to explore. We believe that committing to our Rule both unites us and helps our spiritual growth.

At the heart of Gloucester Cathedral Community's Rule of Life is our Cathedral's vision that as a community and as individuals we seek to live in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life.

Our Rule pays special attention to five Benedictine 'rules' or rhythms of life - prayer, study, work, re-creation and hospitality - which hold our lives in balance.

Each person will decide exactly how much and what they will commit to in response to the Rule, so what each of us actually does will be different, but we will have in common the framework of our Rule. This will help us to keep our lives in balance as we seek to ‘grasp the heel of heaven’ whilst keeping firmly in touch with the world around us.

For more information about our Rule of Life, click on the links below or download our guide here.


Hospitality
Offering my unconditional attention to the people I encounter, in the spirit of Christ
Open 'Hospitality'

Prayer
Finding a pattern of prayer and worship in the Cathedral and in daily life
Open 'Prayer'

Re-creation
Giving myself time and space to ensure re-creation is a regular part of my life
Open 'Re-creation'

Study
Creating time for reflection on my own life and engaging with the experience of others
Open 'Study'

Work
Seeking to be distinctively Christian in my work and my values
Open 'Work'