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 March 2021:

Dear Friends in the parish and beyond,

A few of us were talking today about finding ourselves going up and down in our emotions during this pandemic. I may think I’m sailing along happily when something small irritates me when out shopping, say, and I suddenly find myself furious! Or it can be something small but lovely which brings tears to my eyes. Or the beautiful spring flowers and sun last week, now just a memory in this week’s cold grey days!

Finding HOPE and hanging on to it is not easy. Is it just a feeling which comes and goes like the weather and our moods? The Bible talks about it as something which is much more certain if it is anchored in God. A ship swings around when it is at anchor; it may be buffeted about and turn around in different directions, but it stays  in the same spot because the anchor keeps it there.

One of Kathy’s favourite hymns is an old one which begins: “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?” And then it answers its own question: “We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure… grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!”

The Bible says that learning to trust God keeps us anchored and induces hope:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:12). Learning to trust him and to find hope in him is a lifelong  exercise!

With best wishes,