Rugby Methodist Church Centre

Experience, enjoy, share and proclaim the transforming love of God


lit candlesIt's great to welcome you and introduce all that is happening in and around our church centre in the heart of Rugby.

Here are some of the things going on just now. We hope you come and find out more:

Update from Mike in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mike has been in touch to report that everyone at Extra Mile is safe and well. They are about six miles from the worst affected areas. Like all of us, they are thinking of the people who have so little and have lost so much.

Report from Mike here.

One World Concert

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We were delighted that Rugby's Mayor, Cllr Belinda Garcia, was able to join us for the evening. Part of Rugby's Festival of Culture, our annual concert is a celebration of the talents of choirs, dance groups and musicians from around Rugby, coming together for a memorable evening of entertainment, and this year didn't disappoint!

We would like to thank everyone who came along, performed, helped behind the scenes or in any way to make this evening such a success.

The evening had a serious side too: Sandra Hinds spoke eloquently about the work of the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT). All proceeds from the night have gone to support their work.

Highlights from this year's concert here.

Click here for the highlights of 2016's concert.

Summer at RMCC

Young and old alike are invited to forget about packing and airport queues, travel sickness and roadworks and join us for holiday fun here. There is so much going on!

Monday and Thursday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm from Monday 24 July

Sessions for families with children age 0 - 5, particularly those with no plans to go away this summer. 

tickly barn owl wingsOn Monday 7 August, Jon from "Animals for Parties" brought some very special animal guests to meet us, including Tula, the barn owl (pictured), rabbits, tortoises and a skinny pig. The animals (and children!) were perfectly behaved and from Rollo the skinny pig, through the hissing Madagascan cockroach to a very chilled tarantula and a tickly barn owl, we all made friends with unfamiliar animals.

These sessions are being funded by our Smart Start Grant from Warwickshire County Council. Click here for more information about Smart Start.

Please email Miriam to book your place.

Holiday at Home, starting 12 July and running through the summer

Special time for our older members and older people in the wider community, as they join us to celebrate world travel from the comfort of RMCC! Brochure and booking form available in RMCC foyer or contact us via email to book.

2pm for a 2.15 start on Tuesday 15 August - songs from the musicals and afternoon tea, voluntary donation of £2.50
12.30pm on Tuesday 22 August - lunch, voluntary donation of £3
1pm on Wednesday 13 September - Draycote Water then afternoon tea at Dunchurch Methodist Chapel, voluntary donation of £2.50

Praise and Bake, Sunday afternoons

Meeting monthly at RMCC from 4-5.30pm

An opportunity to share Bible stories together and bake. £1 per family. Click here for more information.

Prayer Time, Tuesday mornings at 9am

Every Tuesday morning there will be an opportunity to put aside our hectic lives and come together for prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend this simple service, following the Celtic Daily Prayer Book from the Northumbria Community. Last meeting before summer, 18 July, restarts on 5 September.

Prayer Time, Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8pm

An informal time of prayer in the evening. Last meeting before summer, 19 July, restarts on 6 September.

Thoughts on Pioneer Ministry

Lucy from Newbold, shares her experiences from her recent training at Cliff College and how it fits with faith, worship and community. Click here to read her article.


The Chapel, Main Street, Newbold

photo of Newbold ChapelThere are lots of things happening at Newbold this year. 

Lunches continue from 12.30 - 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Suggested donation £3.00.

Honesty shop and weekly drop-in on Wednesdays from 3.15 - 4.15pm where people can come for a drink and chat, do a simple craft activity and to visit the shop. Job club also runs on Wednesday afternoons, from 1-3pm.

Prayer time every Wednesday from 4.30 - 5pm.

Little Stars toddler group runs every Thursday morning from 9.15 - 11am during term time.

Folk evenings, run on monthly on Fridays from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Cost £5.

FamilyatChapel happens on the second Sunday of every month from 3.30-5pm. Join in cooking, crafts and worship plus a meal. Everyone is welcome at this relaxed and informal worship time (children please bring an adult carer with you!).

Last date before the summer:
9 July

Newbold Chapel is on Main Street in Newbold, 200m up the road from the Co-op.

Please contact Lucy if you are interested in volunteering.

Find out more here. For information about FamilyatChapel, the job club, honesty shop, Little Stars toddler group and so much more!

Practical Information about RMCC

If you are new to our church,  just visiting or need directions you can find lots of useful information here.

Details of our regular services and information on weddings, baptisms or funerals can be found here, details of events here or head to our Facebook page for the latest information.

Contact details and forms for general queries are here....

The church building is available for hire and details are here...

RMCC is part of the Rugby and Daventry Methodist Circuit, comprising 12 churches: Bilton, Broadwell, Christ Church, Daventry, Dunchurch, Grandborough, Long Lawford, Lutterworth, Newbold, Paddox, RMCC and Wesley Road at Duffy Place. 

Rev Andy Hardwick is our Superintendent Minister, supported by Rev Jane Gaffney, Rev Charity Madenyika and Deacon Georgina Brooks.

RMCC is part of the Methodist Church in Britain. Visit their website here.  The daily prayer from the Methodist Church:

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