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 2019:

What a strange assortment of events/festivals we mark in the last three months of the year in this country! Harvest soon gives way to the skeletons and pumpkins of Hallowe’en; then it’s Remembrance; and then straightaway the poppies and wartime films disappear, obliterated by the tinsel and supermarket carols of Christmas for the next frenzied six weeks.

Of all these four events and festivals, only Remembrance has  kept to its original purpose. Harvest used to be very much to thank God for all He has provided and to pray for future blessing and protection; Hallowe’en was merely the eve of all Saints’ Day; and Christmas, for Christians, is the birth of God himself in Jesus. When you look at it, it’s the God bit of all the festivals that has largely been taken out. Remembrance being more about people than about God, has stayed truer to its purpose.

But if you take God out of Harvest, Hallowe’en and Christmas, all you’re left with is tins of food, Trick or Treat, and, finally, food and exhaustion. What a depressing prospect! Certainly, nothing to warrant giving those festivals capital letters! Thank God for God! For me He gives meaning, not only to these festivals but to each day. The challenge, I find, is to keep on inviting Him into my life and into these festivals rather than just getting swept along!

With best wishes,