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.
We try all the time to work out how to do that in our churches and in our parishes.

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!
Vicar’s Blog for August 2022
The Commonwealth Games are on in Birmingham as I write this. I’m finding it immensely inspiring to find the games for disabled and able-bodied all together; hearing about Adam Peaty’s relentless drive to make himself better (no wonder he has such enormous shoulders!) and then watching Alice Tai win a gold medal in backstroke after having arm surgery last year and a leg amputated in January. Behind the smiles you get glimpses of the huge strength of character which drives them to excel. A brief moment in the limelight and then back to countless hours of training, through injury, boredom, loneliness and pain. And then having to face being beaten by someone else! Adam Peaty beaten into fourth place, the first time he hadn’t won since 2014!
What’s this got to do with my Christian faith? Well, St Paul shows a similar single-mindedness in following Jesus:
“I consider everything else a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…..One thing I do. Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:8,13,14)
And St Paul endured discomfort, criticism, stoning, flogging, imprisonment and execution for the sake of Jesus.
How single-minded am I in my life as a follower of Jesus, I wonder!
With best wishes,
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