The East Window
The Wedding Green
one of our eight bells
There is always a
Warm Welcome to
Our Sunday Worship
Come and join in
on Sundays at 10am
The Rev.Gloria Naylor and
all the team at St James'
invite you to join us for
Sunday Worship at 10am
with Holy Communion.
The Fourth Sunday of each month
will be a Family Service.
May we continue to pray for God’s strength
and protection using the words of our new Archbishop, The Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York,
who blessed us during his Consecration service
on Thursday 9 July 2020.
May the love of our good and
generous God guide and protect us;
may the hope of the gospel
sustain us and bring us joy;
when we are lost or lonely,
when the road ahead seems hard,
or when the darkness gathers,
may the light and peace
of Christ be ours.
The Sutton & Wawne Museum
Open every Friday from 10am to 2pm
inside the Old School.
The dining room was opened as a Chatty Café
by the High Sheriff of the East Riding,
Jacky Bowes, on 4 August 2022.
You can help combat social isolation and
loneliness by volunteering your time
at our Chatty Café on Fridays.
Baby and Toddler Group
returned on Wednesday 7 September 2022
Our pop-up charity shop and café re-started on
Tuesday 13 September 2022.
We open at 10am
with lunch served at 12.15pm.
Everyone is welcome.
Our vicar is the Revd Gloria Naylor
Tel: 01482 783 143
Our Church office is presently closed
(The Church Office had previously opened
Monday from 11am to 1pm,
and Wednesday & Friday
between 10am and 12-noon).
Tel: 01482 703182 +
There are several more photos below,
on either side of these central notice boxes,
if you scroll down for them.
It would be advisable for Family Historians looking for graveyard information to scroll much further down this page,
to where there may be some useful information for you.
There is absolutely no point in contacting the vicar/church office
re historical grave information, for they hold none.
The historic marriage and deaths records were removed
to the Treasure House at Beverley a long time ago.
You would be far better to consult the
Sutton & Wawne Museum ;
links to their website are below.
With open hearts and
open doors we
welcome you to come
and worship with us.
Bring a Friend
and come prepared to sing !
1st and 3rd Sunday
2nd and 4th Sunday
The Wedding Green
Sutton War Memorial
Sutton on Hull
1914 ~ 1919
1939 ~ 1945
photo 12 Nov 2018
A new Memorial Stone
to the 14 men of Sutton parish who died in the Second World War
was unveiled on
11 November 2022
The Sutton & Wawne Website carries all the memorial information of all the war dead of Sutton, Wawne, Stoneferry, Wilmington and St Mark's
of both world wars,
and a great deal more.
Church Office Tel: 01482 703182
postcode : HU7 4TL
w3w : wide.sofly.hears
If you would like to contact the vicar,
the Revd Gloria Naylor,
you can do so at:-
Tel: 01482 783143 (Rectory)
If your enquiry is to seek grave information with a
view to burial of ashes, please contact
the Churchwardens in the first place.
For other grave enquiries, in relation to
Family History, there is more
detailed information further below.
Just scroll right down .. .. ..
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 & 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. 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.
For more details, including a map, please follow
the links at the top of the menu on the left.
Please note : the Church Office has closed:
best contact for information is to email the
* * *
ALL THE INFORMATION
BELOW THIS POINT
is related to reseaching
and seeking graveyard
details and photos.
If that is what you're looking for,
please, do read on:
a selection of photos may appear
down here from time to time.
For those seeking more information about the
history of St James' Church itself,
a brief history is provided on the
[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.
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.
Parish Safeguarding Adviser -
The Revd Gloria Naylor
Tel. No 01482 783143
We follow Diocesan Safeguarding Protocols
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.
The 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
Here endeth the
25 Church Street Sutton on Hull HU4 4TL ::
St James' is a parish of the
Church of England in the Diocese of York