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 September 2020:

We have two children, one a strong Christian, one an atheist – at present. We brought them both up within the Christian faith, but as teenagers they had to make up their own minds. Our son decided that it wasn’t for him, it wasn’t true, he decided; but then he had years of struggle trying to think himself out of all the mindset of being a Christian. After all, if you have grown accustomed to belonging to a God who loves you, knows you and wants to guide you, then leaving all that is like walking out onto a dark plain where you feel insignificant and lost. It takes a lot of courage truly to believe that there is nobody out there.
Particularly at the moment I don’t know where I would be without my faith. It gives me huge comfort to know God is there, bigger than the coronavirus, and that ultimately He is in charge. It gives me great encouragement to know also that there is such a thing as truth and certainty when there is such a morass of muddle, squabbling and uncertainty in our world. It may be difficult to work out that truth, and we must guard against bigotry and self-righteousness, but truth exists and we can find it in Jesus.
The hymn “Great is thy faithfulness” has a line, “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow”, says it all. We are NOT lost on a dark plain without a guide. We have Someone alongside us and leading us on.