Welcome to St Andrew's, Rugby's Town Church, a church called to give its very best both in the worship of God and in the service of all God's people in the town. I joined the team as Rector in July 2020 and am loving getting to know Rugby and its people. Later in the year, once conditions allow, we hope to hold a public service of Collation in the usual way - watch this space!
Over recent weeks we have been gradually re-opening the church building. Sunday worship is at 8am (Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer) and 10.30am (Choral Eucharist); Morning Prayer is said at 9am Monday to Friday; and a reflective eucharist is celebrated at 9.30am each Tuesday. We are also delighted that the Thirteen Bells Café is now opening on Fridays 10am - 2pm and Saturdays 10am - 12pm.
To make sure we are all kept as safe as possible, we ask that you wear a face mask and sanitize your hands on entering and leaving the building and that you keep a distance of two metres between you and other people. We also ask you to book a place if you would like to worship at the 10.30am Choral Eucharist to allow us to keep numbers at a safe level. If there isn't space available, you will have priority the following week: just drop Kate, our Parish Administrator, a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you will come and see all that is on offer in this beautiful house of God.
A Prayer for the Church's ministry
Hasten, O Christ, the day when every heart shall know and love you. Bless your holy Church throughout the earth. free her from narrowness, bigotry, and pride of self. Throw her doors wide to the wall, deepen her thought, broaden her sympathies, till she shall be as you are, shelter and home and shield and dwelling place, of all the weary and the wandering that are seeking rest. Amen.
The Revd Canon Edmund Newey, Rector
St Andrew's Church and its cafe are now open on
Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.
Cafe will be serving hot & cold drinks & cakes
Please watch this video covering guidance to the public for our reopening.
We take the safeguarding of children, young people and the vulnerable very seriously. In the document immediately below you will find the contact details of our Parish Safeguarding Officers. The Diocesan 24 hour contact number is 024 7652 1345.
"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."
Inclusive Church Network
Inclusive Church is a network
of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision: "We believe in inclusive Church - a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
The Rugby Inter-Faith Forum exists to promote promote understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths in and around Rugby.