Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to get married in church.
We are happy to help you to commit your lives to one another and to ask
God to bless your marriage.
Please contact our vicar,
The Revd Gloria Naylor,
for a Monday appointment.
More information can be found by clicking the WEDDINGS link
in the Menu
A Timetable of Weekly Events
held at St Mark's Church on Bellfield Ave
is now posted on the St Mark's page -
click in the menu
There is a map to assist visitors to Sutton ;
use the link in the menu on the left.
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, 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month.
Every 4th Sunday of the month there is
a Family Service at 10am.
Baptisms are usually at 12 - noon on the
1st 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 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. Over the centuries, our churchyard has been the burial place of thousands of residents whose many descendants are now sprinkled to the farthest corners of this earth.
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.
INFORMATION ON GRAVES IN THE CHURCHYARD
Basic details of the locations of graves in the churchyard, and inscriptions on the stones and monuments, are held by the Family Historians in the Museum, inside the Old School (the former St James Cof E School). They can be viewed in their Monumental Inscription booklet, along with a basic churchyard map, on Fridays, 10am - 2pm. These records were compiled by volunteers and only date from the 1970s. Even then, they only record the memorials that were still standing at that time, and so only on marked graves.
More detailed information regarding the exact plot number of a grave, including those for which there has been no stone or memorial visible since the 1970s, can only be obtained in the Church Office, where the parish clerk has access to a more detailed plan with plot numbers for most internments. But again, for very early burials, most records have been lost, and a search may not necessarily yield a positive result. There is a search fee payable for all such searches, the amount of which is laid down by the Diocese of York and is standard across all such churches, and over which neither the vicar nor the clerk has any discretion.
PHOTOS OF GRAVES
However, most of the 1,700 gravestones and memorials that were recorded in the Monumental Inscription book, were photographed by Sutton photographer Bernard Sharp in 2005. The Museum holds a digital archive of most of those that were still reasonably readable, and not covered with ivy or undergrowth, etc, as many have since become.
Again, on-screen photos can be seen on Fridays. There is a list of these on the Museum website; click the 'Churchyard' button and follow the links. They also hold a small archive of all 14 CWGC war graves, and 5 family war graves that are part of the overall collection, and they are visible for free on the S&W MUSEUM WEBSITE.
a couple of samples .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
note: The Sutton & Wawne Museum inside the Old School re-opened on Friday 1st April, 2022, after
a two-year closure for covid lockdowns and then repairs.
For the curious, the background image is a graphic constructed of images of some of our lovely carvings on our pews,
medieval stonework, the font cover,
or ornamental brass.
Details vary from time to time.
Our 12c Font
The Font Cover
Sir John de Sutton
1310 ~ 1357
Knight of The Realm ~
he fought at Crécy 1346
His grandaughter, Maud, married William Hastings, later Baron Hastings, friend of Edward IV and victor of Towton Moor, where William was created Baron
'in the field'
for his leadership.
William Hastings was later beheaded, at very short notice whilst attending a Privy Council meeting in The Tower in 1483, on the orders of Richard III, supposedly for treason, and so he became the first such execution
by beheading on
By his marriage to Maud, he had then inherited his wife's ancestral lands.
That is how we came to have a "Hastings Manor"
here in Sutton, east of the church, and roughly where Church Mount