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.

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 January 2018:

It’s hard to summon up enthusiasm for a new year when we are all tired after the hectic Christmas/New Year period, it’s grey and cold, the decorations come down and life gets back to normal. I’ve never really been one for New Year resolutions and admire those who can make and keep them when we are at a low ebb in January.

So I’m encouraged that in the Church we carry on celebrating Christmas for a bit, and that that period spans the shift from one year to the next. I see that the shops got their decorations down on Boxing Day while many households seemed to think that the turn of the year was the right time. But the Church STOPS – to enjoy and celebrate; the Carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” reflects that. Rather than rushing headlong from one thing to the next, it’s good sometimes just to stop and enjoy. It means, too, that if we are Christians, then we have the encouragement of Jesus going through from one year to the next with us. It’s not a sentimental story which gets put away in the loft with the decorations, but Jesus accompanies us on into the bleak days of January.

There used to be that sticker on the back window of cars: “A dog is not just for Christmas”. Well, Jesus certainly is not just for Christmas; He’s for January too! That encourages me as we move into a new, unknown year. And He knows what is going to crop up and will guide me through!