Welcome to our new Rector, The Rev'd Canon Edmund Newey
It's a delight to be here in Rugby at last. Despite the constraints of the pandemic, we've been made so warmly welcome with lovely cards, flowers and messages of encouragement filling the Rectory! My wife, Emma, and our children, Eleanor and James, look forward to meeting you in various ways - on and offline - over the coming weeks.
It was obvious from my first exploratory visit back in November that St Andrew's is a very special place with a clear calling to give its very best both in the service of God in worship and the service of all God's people in the town. I feel privileged to join you in this mission, which in the words of the Prayer Book is both 'our duty and our joy'.
Later in the year, once conditions allow, we hope to hold a pubic service of Collation in the usual way - watch this space!
In the meantime, we are gradually re-opening the church building, having put in place arrangements to keep all of us as safe as possible. The 10.30am Parish Eucharist began again on Sunday 2nd August and the 8am Holy Communion resumes on Sunday 16th August. We are delighted that the Café is now opening on Fridays 10am - 2pm and Saturdays 10am - 12pm and we hope to begin some midweek services, including morning prayer at 9am on weekdays, in September.
We are so pleased that St Andrew's is open once again - do 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.
St Andrew's Church and its cafe are now open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturday 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.