CHURCH SUMMARY

CHURCH SUMMARY

A QUICK SUMMARY OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY

We are part of the Church of England and our parish covers the west side of Rugby serving the neighbourhoods of New Bilton and Overslade. However, our members come from all kinds of backgrounds and from all over Rugby and its surrounding villages.

Above all we are a group of people who seek to be followers of Jesus, experiencing the love of Father God and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Below is a simple list of the things that are a regular part of our church family’s functioning. For more details click on the links.

WORSHIP & PRAYER

  • Sunday 10.30am is our main service with groups for children  and young people.
  • Tuesday 10.15 is a more traditional service.
  • Prayer, and being dependent upon God, is at the heart of all we do. Corporate prayer includes a daily online prayer meeting and a fortnightly parish prayer meeting.
  • We take teaching the Bible seriously. You can see an example of a sermon HERE.

EXPLORING FAITH

  • We run regular Alpha Courses to give people the opportunity to explore what they think about Jesus and have recently developed a course to help people explore the claims of the Christian Faith using some well-loved hymns. 
  • Make Time meets on Monday mornings. Aimed especially at those with primary aged children it is to give people a space to talk about the things that really matter in life.

SMALL GROUPS

  • We have a variety of small groups (we call them Connect Groups) where we gather in homes to share our lives together and study the Bible.
  • Micro-Connect Groups are for 3 or 4 people to get together. Like Connect groups but smaller and more flexible.
  • Thursday Fellowship has been running for 99 years – fortnightly on Thursday afternoons for fellowship and talks / discussions on various spiritual subjects.
  • Mother’s Union meets regularly on Monday afternoons. check the church diary for times.

COMMUNITY MINISTRY

  • Connexions is an 11am Tuesday Drop-in for senior citizens with activities followed by lunch. A place to meet old friends and make new ones.
  • Coffeebreak is a 9.15am Wednesday Baby and Toddler Group.
  • E.S.O.L. English classes run on Tuesday afternoons to help refugees and asylum seekers learn English.
  • Make Lunch is a project that provides meals during the school holidays – helping fill the holiday hunger gap.
  • Schools: We have close relationships with two CofE primary schools. An Open the Book team takes Bible stories into assemblies, members of the congregation help children with reading and clergy lead collective worship in the schools and in church services.
  • Guide and Brownie groups meet in the church lounge and a Scout Group has its premises on our grounds.
  • Revive Rugby is a network of churches across the town which has launched several joint projects. We have members involved with Christians Against Poverty, Hope4, The Foodbank, Street Pastors, Gift of Years etc.

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