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

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                                                            Thought for the Day
Kathy has started regularly watching “Homes under the Hammer” as a treat for herself during lockdown, so I occasionally watch it with her. There’s something marvellously therapeutic about seeing grotty houses transformed. They have to be pretty bad to go to auction, and sometimes they are filthy, sometimes subsiding, sometimes just an outer shell. Quite often they are bought by local residents  who have had their eye on them for years, probably because they are eyesores in the neighbourhood. In the programme the new owner is interviewed inside their new purchase about their plans for the house, and it’s interesting to see the new owners, sometimes young couples, sometimes gruff builders, sometimes experienced developers, all seeing new hope for the building. They look beyond the grime and problems to see something gleaming and new. They aren’t allowed to gloss over the drawbacls to the peoperty, because the interviewer draws their attention to these issues. And later in the programme the film team return to the property a few months, perhaps a few years, later, to see how they’ve got on. Usually the transformation is amazing.
We all respond to the idea of rehabilitating rejects, don’t we, whether it’s houses, cars or people; it’s the Cinderella in all of us. In the TV programme the building is hardly ever pulled down; it can almost always be salvaged and restored. It just needs vision, practical skills and persistence.
God has the vision, the practical skills and the persistence to take us on too, and to keep working on us, even if we write ourselevs off.. He’s not blind to our faults. Sometimes He does a dramatic refurbishment of us at some stage of our lives, maybe when we first turn to him; but He mostly carries on patiently doing a bit here and a bit there, just like us with our houses. Of course, it takes willingness on our part to let him be at work in us, and to allow that process to carry on continuously. And while in our houses we often just do a bit of decorating here and there, God is interested in a deep clean and renewal of us.
Finally, in the TV programme, at the end of the renovation the houses usually look sparkling and impressive, but they need people to make them come to life. God is interested in people and not just in how we appear, but in how we are and in who we are; as Jesus said, He is concerned to give us life, and life to the full.
May God continue to bless us as He carries on his refurb of us!