Church exhibits the best of the community

Pictured: Gwen Hotten, Rev. Mark Beach & Joyce Woodings (Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, St. Andrews), officially open a new art exhibition, at St. Andrews Church, Rugby.
Pictured: Gwen Hotten, Rev. Mark Beach & Joyce Woodings (Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, St. Andrews), officially open a new art exhibition, at St. Andrews Church, Rugby.

AN EXHIBITION showcasing the hard work charity organisations undertake in Rugby has opened at St Andrew’s church.

Guests can see what groups like the town’s Street Pastors, Regent Street’s Mayday and Rugby’s Council of Older Residents (CORE) get up to and the difference they make. The exhibition was organised by the Rev Dr Mark Beach, team rector of Rugby, and Joyce Woodings, pastoral care co-ordinator at St Andrews’, in time for this Sunday’s civic church service.

The annual service will be attended by borough councillors and other civic figures and it’s hoped the exhibition will give them a chance to see some of the good work being done in Rugby by community projects.

Mr Beach said: “I’m really pleased with how the exhibition’s turned out. Since it opened on Monday we’ve had a steady stream of visitors come in and take an interest in the information boards we’ve got up. The exhibition provides a good insight into the hard work people are putting into Rugby’s community, as a lot of it can be easy to overlook but it makes an invaluable difference to our town.”

Everyone is invited to attend the civic service on Sunday, which begins at 10.30am.