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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 June 2018:

 

 

I gather that surveys of our habits, likes and dislikes now include church as a “leisure activity”, along with shopping, golf and many others. I hope that that doesn’t mean that our Christian faith is just a hobby, which we can pick up for an odd spare moment, then drop again. After all, being a Christian and therefore part of the church should DEFINE who we are, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

 

But what about attending church, then? Attending a church service can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience, sometimes inconvenient, sometimes dull. But I’m really encouraged when people say to me, “I leave with more peace in my life,” or, “It gives me some space in my busy life.” I hope that if you attend a church service, here or elsewhere, you feel you can be yourself however you are feeling. Some years ago in another part of the country several people said to me that they had been going through tough times, so they had kept away from church until things got sorted out. Surely church is above all a place where we ought to be able to be honest about how we are and ask for others’ support, especially at difficult times! It would be awful if people coming to church felt that they had to put on a happy mask to come to church. After all, the Bible talks about us bearing each other’s burdens ie helping each other through tough times.

Best wishes,

Chris

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