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Community of St Hugh Pilot


‘Praying for the transformation of lives in greater Lincolnshire’

The Community of St Hugh is a community called to pray in, with and for the Diocese of Lincoln. It is a community of prayer called into being by God and is open to anyone, regardless of age or experience. It invites you to deepen your discipleship, your life of prayer and your experience of your faith. Prayer is at the heart of our being as Christians. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said:

“If we want to see things changed, it starts with prayer. It starts with a new spirit of prayer, using all the traditions, ancient and modern. When it comes, it will be linked to what has gone before, but it will look different – because it is a new renewal for new times. God’s created community is perfectly designed for its time and place. It almost always comes from below. It comes from Christians seeking Christ.” 

The great former Bishop of Lincoln, Edward King, once wrote: 
“What we need are more Christ-like Christians”

The Community of St Hugh is our response to these calls to deepen prayer and discipleship across the Diocese of Lincoln.

The rule of life for the Community of St Hugh is based around three headings:

  •  worship

  •  discipleship

  •  service

Members of the community are asked to develop their own patterns in response to these headings. Each member is encouraged to give time to praying through the patterns of their life, to see how they might respond in love and prayer to each heading. 

We have produced a range of draft resources to help you develop your rule of life. These resources are preceded by:

  • a filmed introductory message from the Bishop of Lincoln (please click here)

  • a short film featuring Canon Stephen Hoy, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser, and which offers an introduction to developing a rule of life as a member of The Community of St Hugh (please click here).

Please click on the links below to access the resources:

Introductory leaflet

Rule of life leaflet

Prayer bookmarks

Setting up an accountability group

Producing a prayer diary

Pledge card

Further information

If you would like to be part of the Community of St Hugh pilot project please contact or complete the pledge card and send it to:

The Community of St Hugh
Diocese of Lincoln
Edward King House
Minster Yard