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.

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 April 2019:


My father was an engineer, and grandparents on both sides of my family were engineers, but unfortunately it bypassed me completely. Because of this I decided long ago  that it was no use fiddling with my car, because even if I did it correctly, I would never trust my own workmanship!  Now so long as it works, I am happy to understand very little about it.

It’s a bit the same with Jesus, the Cross and the Christian faith. I can’t understand it all, and I’d be a fool if I pretended that I did. But it works! I’ve seen that in 45 years of testing it out; I see it in older people around me who have lived life, who have experienced all that life throws at them, and who have come out triumphant. And I see it in myself and the way I have changed over the years: it can only be God at work in me. I am always trying to understand my faith more, but it doesn’t worry me if I can’t; I know that there are answers although maybe I’ll have to wait until I get to heaven to find them out. And I’ll be first in the line with my questions!

So for now, as we build up towards Easter, I know about sin, the way I mess up; I’m amazed that God cares about little me, daft and silly as I am; but I am thrilled that Jesus died for me, to take away the mess I make and to put me right with God. And that’s enough for me!

Have a meaningful Good Friday, and a joyful Easter.