Community

As churches in Rugby, we have been blessed with a unique depth of unity and cooperation. The Revive network of churches has been instrumental in this, and RBC is playing an active part in it alongside our sisters and brothers from other churches.

Much work in the town happens ecumenically, either directly under the Revive banner or supported by it. This includes the Rugby Food Bank, Christians against Poverty, Hope4, and the Winter Night Shelter. We are involved in all of these and more, but let's highlight some particular ministries below.

Prayer Tent

Every other Tuesday, a prayer tent in the town centre offers a safe place where anyone can find a listening ear and be prayed with.

Coffee Morning

Every Friday, the John Lees Hall is open from 10am till noon for anyone who fancies a cup of coffee and perhaps a piece of cake.

Meal Ministry

The aim of Meal Ministry at Rugby Baptist is to provide meals when anyone in our wider church community really needs some support with meals. This may include the arrival of a new baby, illness, major surgery, bereavement and job loss, but it is not limited to those situations.

Ordinarily, meals will be provided for 2 weeks, however that can be extended if there is a specific need.

Download the booklet or send us an email for more information.

A meal

Hope4U

Hope4U has been serving food and a welcome to those who come through the doors for over 10 years. Our church alongside others has been involved from the beginning. Hope4 is located at the Hope Centre on the top of Leicester Road next to the Town Hall, and our RBC team are there on the fourth Friday of the month. 

We serve a hot meal, sandwiches and cakes — including RBC's Legendary John Tom's rock cakes between 6pm and 7pm. It is as much about the chat and listening to our guests as the food. Many from church also help at Hope4 during lunchtimes.

Street Pastors

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen, and help where we can. Along with pastors from other churches all across the town, a number of our members are out on patrol on Rugby’s streets on Friday and Saturday nights from approx 10pm until approx 4am the next morning, whilst others are back at base praying throughout.

The Street Pastors with the Deputy Mayour outside Lawrence Sheriff school