Rugby’s new Rector sat down for a chat with the Advertiser this week to share how the first months of his new post have been going.
The importance of the Christian faith in times of suffering, the extensive work being done on the gardens and the hope for more live music at the church were among the topics discussed.
In July Reverend Canon Edmund Newey began as the new Rector of St Andrew’s in July, having previously been the Sub Dean of Christ Church in Oxford.
Rev Newey replaces Reverend Imogen Nay, who was last year Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship at Chelmsford Cathedral.
On his first three months in the town, Rev Newey said: “It’s been great to be a St Andrew’s, I’m really enjoying working at a church that’s in the heart of the town.
“Principally, what I’m here for is to lead the spiritual and clerical work of St Andrew’s – that means I will be doing a lot in terms of meeting with people.