mission state

Welcome to this website! We are two churches in East Hull and then out into the East Riding a little. As part of the Church of England, our churches lie in parishes, which is the area round the church. St Andrew’s Parish is Sutton Park but also part of South Bransholme, while St Peter’s is in Wawne but includes all of North Bransholme and Kingswood in the parish. But wherever you live, in Hull, Wawne or beyond, you are welcome to try out either one of our churches and see whether it is right for you. St Andrew’s is a modern building with a congregation of mixed ages, while St Peter’s is a beautiful old building (we celebrated 900 years in 2015!) with a congregation mostly of retired people, but looking to widen the age range!

What are we here for? To think about the big questions in life (we do ask lots of questions!), to get to know Jesus better, and to encourage each other in living out our faith. You do not need to have a faith to come along! We hold a variety of services and social events, which you can read more about elsewhere on this website.
As you will see above, our churches’ mission statement is:

To make Christ’s love known in the community we serve.


And, by the way, we take Safeguarding very seriously in our churches. A copy of each parish’s Safeguarding Policy is on display at each church. Our Diocesan Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on 01904 699524 or by email:  safeguarding@yorkdiocese.org

Thanks for visiting!
To contact us, you can:
use Facebook (“St Andrew’s Church, Sutton Park and St Peter’s, Wawne”)
email the Vicar: cjvanstraaten@gmail.com
phone 01482 838486

Monthly Blog for June 2021:

Dear Friends in the parish and beyond,

When I was a child growing up in Africa, we seemed to have very simple games and amusements. One of them was just called Slip ‘n Slide, a huge plastic sheet, which you laid out on the ground and sprayed with water (and, possibly, slippery detergent!), and you all then raced to get to the other end. Nowadays it would be stopped by Health and Safety regulations, but in those days, Health and Safety hadn’t been thought of much, except in industry. You all ended up wet through and crawling along to get across.
It feels rather like this with the pandemic, doesn’t it! We seem to be making progress, and yet we don’t get anywhere. “Wait a few more weeks,” we keep getting told, and the weeks and months go by. Yes, things are hopeful, and yet we seem to be floundering along, not making much real progress – and experts keep making dire warnings of third waves.
When we think of slipping and sliding, this extract from Psalm 40 gives me hope:
“I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. … Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust.”
It gives me tremendous comfort to think that God is in charge of our world and that He will keep my feet on the rock when everything else seems slippery!
With best wishes,