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 February 2020:

So Brexit happened on 31 January – well, sort of! Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it sounds, so it will carry on being in the news – and cause arguments! – all this year, and, quite possibly, beyond. Whatever we all thought on the original In/Out question, probably everyone is relieved that it seems to be moving along towards some sort of resolution.

I think why it got so many fired up was because it made us question our identity. British and/or European, part of a huge EU community, or proud members of an island nation, which once had a vast empire? Nobody knows how it will pan out; we are fumbling along. But at least we have more or less decided which path to take.

The question of our identity is also an issue if we are Christians. Does having a Christian faith make any difference to how we see ourselves? Should it make any difference? Well, the Bible talks about our citizenship:

“Our citizenship is in heaven.” (Philippians 3:20).

Roman citizenship was a big deal in those days; if you had it, you were a cut above everyone else. St Paul did have Roman citizenship, and yet here he talks about a better passport being issued in heaven. In other words, if we are Christians we have a greater loyalty than to our earthly country, but we also have a deeper security through it: our passport is issued by God himself and it doesn’t run out!

Best wishes,