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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 January 2020:

I was asking schoolchildren this week which ones liked getting into a new year, which ones did not, and which were indifferent. There were takers for all three attitudes! I have never been one to fuss about a new year, so I guess I fall into the last category. On the other hand, I also fall into the second group: I find the idea of a new year daunting, especially since it’s unknown and just stretches out blankly in front of me, and I find it difficult to summon up enthusiasm for a new year when most of us are just exhausted after Christmas, and it’s a bleak time of year. I like the feel of the old year, whatever went on; at least I knew it – a bit like a comfy pair of old slippers. I certainly don’t fall into the first category, those who can’t wait to get the decorations down and to bounce into the new year for a fresh start, beginning the spring cleaning and getting going with diets and new year resolutions.

But my faith does help me as I go into a new year. As to the fresh start that some people feel a new year gives, I can have that all the time with God, through Jesus. I don’t need a new year for that!  And, also, to know that God knows what’s going to crop up and that he cares about me, has plans for me, and wants to accompany me and guide me through 2020: that’s a GREAT comfort.

God said to a frightened Joshua: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

I’ll hang on to that promise too!

Happy new year!

Chris