The Rugby community today is made up of a diverse group of people with many varied interests. We even have a few folks who are descendants of the original colonists from the British Isles and the Appalachian families who settled here previous to the 1880’s. About 85 residents live here full or part time.
This community is involved in everything from beekeeping, playing bridge and quilting to writing poetry, hiking and gardening to countless other activities and interests. There is a monthly potluck, a monthly history club, a book club, a Quilt Guild, and English Country dancing classes. Our residents include novelists and artists, musicians and crafters, lawyers and academics. Many other professions and trades are represented in our community. Our diversity is what makes us strong and unique!
Historic 1887 Christ Church Episcopal still serves the community holding Sunday services at 11:00 am Eastern time. All visitors are welcome to attend. The parish hall, Friendly House, is available for various community activities and meetings. Michaelmas Festival is put on annually by members of Christ Church the first week in October and features a delightful British tea!
There is something for everybody in our village.
Quilters’ Group – Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2–4 p.m. Eastern, at the Friendly House behind Christ Church Episcopal.
Christ Church Episcopal – Sunday morning services, 11 a.m. Eastern, year round; all are welcome
Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn – Ongoing activities throughout the year.