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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.

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
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Monthly Blog for February 2019:

This blog will be Brexit – free!

I grew up in the tropics in Africa. We did have frost in the winter, and some trees lost their leaves, but there was still a buzz about nature in winter; things kept on growing, insects kept quite active. So it was interesting to come to England and, when I went into the woods, to experience stillness in nature, that complete peace, the  sense of quiet and restfulness in the winter. Yes, it is cold, and often miserable, grey and wet, but there’s a restfulness which the plants require; it’s only that rest that enables them to be so productive and spectacular in the spring and summer.

 

I often think that that is true of us as well. We flog ourselves to death leading up to Christmas, and then we try to dive straight into diets, new year resolutions and plans for the new year. We don’t give ourselves time to rest in order to recover our strength. That’s just modern life, you’ll say, and there’s nothing we can do about that – and that’s true….. except that we can give ourselves permission to make some space in our lives at this time of year. Let’s not be guilty about stopping doing our endless tasks a little earlier than normal in the evening, about just being quiet for a few minutes at various time during the day, about taking some time to look at the frost patterns outside, about walking  slowly rather than always hurrying, about taking some time to pray before the day hustles us along. I’ve learned that all those things aren’t a cop-out but actually help me with being more productive, as a person and in the tasks I have to get done. And praying beforehand is actually part of the process of getting them done and seems to help achieve them.

Chris