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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:

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

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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Monthly Blog for October 2017:

What’s your bottom line? What gets you up in the morning now it’s getting colder in the mornings and you’d prefer to stay in bed? I suppose, for most of us we don’t have any choice and it’s better not to ask the question; we just get up because we have to, and our minds start going through that endless list of things to do for today. But, still, what gives us purpose in our lives? Do we have purpose? Are we getting anywhere or just getting through? Are we LIVING or just getting the jobs done? In my job as a vicar, it’s the never-ending things to do with people that can get you down: Baptism requests, people who are ill, people who are making things difficult for others, emails and phone calls every day, running organisations which consist of people. I know when it’s time for a holiday because I begin to get irritated by all these demands.

 

But what gets me through and gives me purpose is the conviction, over 40 years, that people MATTER, and they matter to God; and that people are endlessly interesting – and endlessly frustrating! I am precious, precious to God, with all my sillinesses and the mess-ups I make, I am precious to Him. And if I matter to Him, then everyone else does too, and it’s up to me to live that out with all the people I come across – with his help. And He does help me do it! Quite frequently I find myself sitting listening to somebody and marvelling: “Wow! This is such a privilege: to be here and to be a part of people’s lives!”

And, yes, it’s tiring, but it’s marvellous!

Chris

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VERSE FOR THE MONTH:¬† “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23, verse 4)