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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 April 2020:

We live on the fragile crust of a molten ball hurtling through space. It’s a perilous existence, subject to frequent upbursts from underneath us in the form of earthquakes and volcanoes, and to occasional lumps of rock from space bursting through our atmosphere. It’s also perilous because of viruses and, too, because of all that we do to our world.

Where is God in all this? Well, we’re told in the Bible that He does not see his job as smothering us in cotton wool, keeping our lives comfy, so that we can continue to ignore him. The Bible, though, also says that He does not sit with his arms folded, leaving us to get on with it. Why create us and love us, and why send Jesus into this dangerous world if that was the case? No, the Bible shows a God passionate about us, determined to try to build and maintain a relationship with us through thick and thin, and a God who will keep his people steady and secure if we turn to him.

So where is God in our world in today’s crisis? He is there still urging us to call out to him, to find our security in him, through all our insecurity and anxiety and pain; and He’s there in all our attempts to love, heal and care for others. After all, epidemics – called plagues or pestilence – are not new to him!

May God continue to call people to know him and to be at work in us and in our fragile world.

Chris