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.

 The latest news can be found on the Calendar, or our Newsletter link ! 

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.



Winter Operating Hours

The Visitor Centre will reopen in March. Tours will resume then (group tours available by appointment; minimum 10 people until March).

The Commissary will reopen Saturday, January 13th. Its winter hours until March are 10am-5pm Saturday; Noon-5pm Sunday.

The Harrow Road Cafe's winter hours are 11-4 and 5-9 on Fridays; 8:30-4 and 5-9 on Saturdays; and 8:30-5pm on Sunday.

The Spirit of Red Hill Shop in the Village (nature art, vintage goods, oddities) will be open Saturdays and Sundays in January. Hours are 11-5, but may vary slightly due to weather or other conditions.. The Missions Matter Shop in the village will be open selective hours.

All Time Eastern

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