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:



let us sing !


With open hearts and

open doors we

welcome you to come

and worship with us.




the presentation of Jesus

On Candlemas Day

6.00pm Friday 2 February 2018

Sung Eucharist





We have some very sad news to report indeed.


We are sorry to hear of the death of

The Reverend Deana Rosina Mercy Doherty,

who with her late husband Terry,

were vicars of St James' parish until 1999 when they both retired.


Deana passed away peacefully in her sleep

at her retirement home in Ireland on

Sunday 7th January 2018.


We wish to convey our deepest condolences

to all of Deana's family at this time and for

them all to know that they are in our prayers.


Please note that the time for

Wedding Interview Appointments

on Monday nights has been extended 1 hour.

So Jean will be available from 6pm - 8pm

Church Office Tel: 01482 703182

postcode : HU7 4TL


If you would like to contact the vicar, the Revd Gloria Naylor,

you can do so at:-




Tel: 01482 783 143 (Rectory)

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 our 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 Sunday service is Holy Communion at 10am, on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. 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, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.


Baptisms are usually at 12 - noon on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and also the 5th Sunday when there is one.


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 I 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

Email: office@suttonstjames.or


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.

25 Church Street Sutton on Hull HU4 4TL :: St James' is a parish of the

Church of England in the Diocese of York

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

The Church Office

in front of The Old School

photo: Alan Thurloe

St James was a fisherman, signified by this scallop shell

This is our Front Door -

you are most welcome to

come in and see us

The Church Hall

photo: Alan Thurloe

The Grade I church of St James - 1349 -- click to enlarge