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 August 2019:

Do I or my opinions matter? More and more people say that they don’t feel that they matter or that in our democracy anyone takes any notice of their opinions! That seems very much the case in the never ending Brexit saga. I’ve said to many of you that I am a guest in this country (being neither born in UK nor a British citizen), so naturally I keep fairly quiet with my opinions and can’t vote in general elections. But British people who DO have the vote often tell me that they feel they can’t influence how the country is run either, and that politicians take no notice of what the ordinary person thinks anyway.

It’s an interesting comment because we ordinary people probably have more influence than at any time in the past. If enough people sign a petition online, they can force a debate in parliament, and the internet allows huge public campaigns to be mounted by “little” people. This in turn seems to encourage politicians to play to the gallery and to shout what they think people want to hear rather than what is right. And yet people still say, “No one listens to me!”

I suspect that we are in for a very fractious autumn as the Brexit situation comes to a head. In all the heat and frustration of that, let’s pray for this country, and let’s remember that we little people matter to God! He sent his Son for each little person like us!

With best wishes,