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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:
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To make Christ’s love known in the community we serve.

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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

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Thanks for visiting!
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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
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Monthly Blog for June 2019:

After Easter, Pentecost (or Whitsun, as it used to be called) is the most explosive event in the New Testament, and we celebrate it in June this year. It was a HUGE event for Jesus’ followers, 10 days after Jesus went back to heaven: the Holy Spirit coming to replace Jesus. But who or what is the Holy Spirit, and what difference can He make to our lives?

The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit is a “He”, not an “It”, which is why we have stopped calling him the Holy Ghost. When He burst into the disciples’ lives at Pentecost, we’re told that there was a powerful wind, tongues of fire on people’s heads, miracles galore, and – above all – a huge change in Jesus’ followers: they were transformed from being a few dejected  followers of a dead cult leader into fired-up leaders of a new religion, whom nothing could stop. This handful of people burst onto the streets of Jerusalem and began speaking excitedly and powerfully about Jesus. We’re told that 3000 people became Christians that day alone; it was the day the church began.

Jesus promised that, unlike himself, the Holy Spirit would be with us for ever, with each one of his followers, alongside us, guiding us, helping, encouraging and motivating us. Do I see signs of him at work in my life? Not always, to be honest, but enough for me to be excited in my faith and to know He’s there keeping me on track.

 

Chris