St James' Church


St James' is a church where Jesus is central, the Bible is our guide and every person is important




of our forthcoming events


our new vicar,

Reverend Gloria Naylor,

had her installation service

on Saturday, 8th October 2016


St James was a fisherman, signified by this scallop shell


Church Office Tel: 01482 703182

postcode : HU7 4TL

Thank you for visiting our website.


The warmest of welcomes awaits you here at St James' Church.


People of all ages and from many walks of life are members of the church. Inspired and strengthened by God, we serve our community in many ways, sharing God’s love as Jesus taught us to do.


Our main service on a Sunday is Holy Communion at 10am. Every 4th Sunday of the month there is a Family Service at 10am. For those who want to start Sunday with a quiet service there is also Holy Communion at 8am.


Baptisms are usually at 12 - noon on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month.


We are able to celebrate weddings, to offer baptism and to give thanks to God for a person’s life at a funeral, to people living in our parish.


St James' is the historic church in Sutton-on-Hull, a Grade II Listed Building dating from 1349, which many people enjoy exploring when they visit the village. Former residents, and many other people with past family connections here, come here for special events in their lives, where St James' timeless history means a great deal to them. Our churchyard has been the burial place of thousands of residents whose many descendants, over the centuries, are now sprinkled to the farthest corners of this earth.


For more details, including a map, please follow the links on the left.


Please note these updated Church Office opening times:


Monday : 11am to 1pm


and Wednesday & Friday

between 10am and 12-noon.


Tel: 01482 703182


The Grade II church of St James - 1349 -- click to enlarge
The Church Office

The Church Office

in front of The Old School

photo: Alan Thurloe

The Old School & Museum

postcard: dated 1910


For those seeking more information about the

history of St James' Church itself,

a brief history is provided on the

Sutton & Wawne Website

[or click on the Old School image]


Scroll down the left-hand menu and

click on the CHURCH HISTORY button

when you get there.


There is also a great deal more information about the

village and general area, including Wawne and Stoneferry, including a full list of graves in the churchyard.

This is where you will also find photos

and listings of all the names on our

War Memorial, as well as 14 CWGC War Graves

and 5 Family War Graves

in our churchyard


It's the site to go to for local family history help.



a selection of photos may appear

down here from time to time.

The Church Hall

photo: Alan Thurloe