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.

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 August 2018:

One of our two churches is about 900 years old, the other is just coming up to 50. St Peter’s celebrated 900 years in 2015; at least, there has been a church of some sort on the spot for 900 years! I find it humbling to go into a place so old and to feel its permanence and also its sense of history. We today play a small – but vital – part in carrying this church on, and in continuing the Christian faith it embodies, and we owe a huge debt to people we will never know who have made it their home, worshipped, cared for the church, and lived out their faith, in Wawne and within these same walls for nearly 1000 years. What an honour to be asked by God Himself to continue the line.


I find it really stimulating moving between the two churches and parishes, one centred on a small East Riding village, the other, part of modern sprawling Hull suburbs. And yet both parishes are fascinating and exciting in their own way. And it was great to celebrate finalising the legal relationship between the two churches and parishes recently; we are now a United Benefice, each church responsible for its own affairs, but both wanting to do things together. And all involved in the same task: growing in our faith, questioning it, and sharing it with others. Just as those Christians 900 years ago did. And exactly the same God to fire us up and lead us on too!

Best wishes,