Gift of Years Rugby

We are a team of Christians from local churches who have been commissioned by Revive Rugby. We aim to show the love of God, through our pastoral and spiritual care of residents, relatives and staff in residential care homes for older people.

The service is part of the Gift of Years national network, which is a programme resourcing the spiritual journey of older people. 

You can become part of the Gift of Years Ruby team as:

    • Volunteer chaplains working at least half a day per week in a care home, caring for the pastoral needs of the residents, relatives and staff
    • Volunteers assisting the chaplains by helping with visiting and befriending residents, helping with services of worship and enagaging in some activities according to your ablity.

All our volunteers are supported by the Lead Chaplain and are trained to prepare for this ministry. They meet monthly as a team for ongoing training, support and fellowship.

For more information contact Deacon Georgina Brooks tel 07399 035045 or email


Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

CAP is a debt counselling charity with a national network of centres based in local churches. The Rugby branch opened its doors in March 2010 with the aim of helping local people become free from debt, and is run in partnership with a number of local churches, including St Mark’s.

If you are struggling with debt, Christians Against Poverty may be able to help. Call 0800 328 0006 or visit the CAP website for more information.


Hope4 is a charity for relieving the plight of homeless and badly-housed people in Rugby, and trying to prevent homelessness. Its strategies for doing this include running a day centre called ‘The Hope Centre’, providing hot food & drink in the town centre to anyone in need, and supporting other local charities and agencies that work with homeless people.

Volunteers from over a dozen local churches, including a number from St Mark’s, are involved in this very important ministry. To find out more take a look at the Hope4 website.

Revive Rugby

‘Revive’ has been described as “a move of God among the churches of the borough of Rugby”. Revive provides the means by which church leaders from all denominations meet and work together, demonstrated in:

• Growing trust & developing relationships between church leaders

• Renewed vision for the church's mission in the area

• The emergence of new projects

• The commitment of churches to work together for the cause of the Kingdom

To find out more see the Revive Rugby website.