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 November 2019:

People who live on their own often tell me how much they dislike it as the nights lengthen; they draw their curtains at about 4pm and know that they may well not see anyone until the next day. So the approach of winter makes them depressed. I tend nowadays to be fairly even in my moods, but I know many people who go up and down easily. I did find when I was younger that if I wanted to enjoy highs in my life, then I was totally vulnerable to the lows; and after a bit I decided that I needed to develop some sort of equilibrium to stop myself see-sawing up and down.

This is true in my life as a Christian too: if I keep looking for spiritual highs, then I will have bad lows as well. Jesus tackles this issue when his disciples come back from a task he has given them, thrilled to bits at how they have seen God at work. Jesus gently reminds them not to get too excited at that, but, rather, “rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Time and again I come back to that: my joy must come from my faith in God and his love for me rather than from whether things are going well or badly for me. However things may be going, I KNOW that I belong to him and that he is in control. That provides me with a rod of joy, hope and strength that I need, especially on bad days.

With best wishes,