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.
We try all the time to work out how to do that in our churches and in our parishes.

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, Rob Marshall, can be contacted on 01904 699509 or by email:  Rob.Marshall@yorkdiocese.org

 Thanks for visiting!
Dear Everyone,
Twelfth Night used to be when people took down their decorations; nowadays people seem bored with them if they’ve been up since sometime in November, and they choose to pack them away in the loft as soon as new year has started! Twelfth Night is the day before the arrival of the Wise Men, non-Jews who come from the East to worship this Child, born to be King of the Jews – and of us. I am always amazed that they recognise this peasant child, born in a cave or stable, as the One they have been looking for.
But did it change them when they went home? They must have taken months to find Jesus and taken great risks to get there, but did it change them afterwards, or did they go home and just put their  feet up? We aren’t told.
In our life’s journey, as Christians or as people searching, has it been wonderful? Have we found Jesus along the way? As I look back now over 30 years of being ordained and over 50 years since saying yes to God, it’s been tough at times, I’ve been hurt often, it’s been a slog, but it’s been WONDERFUL, and it has changed me utterly. As we retire, I am looking to see what new things God has in store. The journey goes on!
With best wishes, and thank you for your company along the journey over these last 8 years.
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