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 October 2020:

It’s Harvest time, and at the suggestion of one of our church members we will be thinking how God has helped us through the pandemic so far.
Interestingly, in Bible times the Jews had three main festivals, all of which were harvest festivals, but at different times of the year. The first was in spring, marking the beginning of the barley harvest (winter barley); then in late spring there was another festival marking the beginning of the wheat harvest (again, winter wheat) and the first summer crops; and finally in September/October there was the last one, the Ingathering, celebrating the grape harvest and the last of the olives and all the summer fruits.
So the Jews thanked God all through the year for their food, asked him to bless them with rain, and acknowledged their dependence on him. But they also linked all these harvest festivals with aspects of their faith, times when God had brought them through tough times when they left Egypt. The first festival is the Passover, marking God’s rescue of his people from Egypt through a series of miracles. The Festival of Weeks is linked with God giving them the Law on Mt Sinai during their 40 years of wandering through the desert after leaving Egypt. And the Festival of Tabernacles/Booths remembers their camping in tents during the 40 years of wandering towards the Promised Land.
This all suggests two things to me in these Covid times:
1/ that we should continually be grateful for having food and basic necessities. We’ve learned that in the last 6 months, with supermarket workers and lorry drivers becoming key workers because of the importance of their job.
2/ that we use this harvest time to think what we’ve learned in our faith and what we’ve achieved through this time tough time. After all, it’s often through tough times that we grow in our faith. I know that some people feel frustrated with themselves for not achieving more during Lockdown, but it’s been an effort just to survive, and anything we’ve managed to achieve on top of that is a bonus. Let’s notice those things and thank God for them!
With best wishes,