St James' Church


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

The Old School

our smaller, more homely venue


Normal hours.

10am - 2pm

anyone wishing to volunteer their services

one Friday per month for 4 hours

10am - 2pm

please see June & Liz

inside the Old School on Fridays only

all offers of help most welcome.

If you are interested in hiring

The Old School for groups/activities,

please contact the Church Office on 703182

for booking details.


The Church Hall is also available to hire,

please contact Telephone 703182

Please note we do not take bookings for

adult parties such as 18th, 21st, etc,

The Museum room itself, separate within The Old School, cannot be part of any hire.

The following nearby church halls and venues that can take bookings for 'Baby Showers' are:

The Methodist Chapel, Church St

St Mark's Bellfield Aveare

St John's Wawne Rd

St Andrew's Sutton Park

The map link on the left takes you to a

plan showing the relative positions of the

Church, the Hall, Church Office and Old School Museum

all along the north side of Church Street

All general Family History enquiries,

to do with the graves in our churchyard or

historical marriages, are best directed to the

team of Family Historians based at

The Sutton & Wawne Museum,

inside The Old School, on

where there are more pictures of the school interior 

The Old School c.1910

is a Grade II listed building,

built in 1859 and still in use as

a village school right up until 1976.

It is the oldest former local authority school building within the

City of Hull still used for

educational purposes

Our new Parish Booklet

pub. Feb 2020

12pp : stapled spine

a brief, potted history of the

ancient parish of Sutton,

with coloured photos

Available inside the

Museum on Fridays


proceeds to museum funds

The Old School, Sutton on Hull

The Museum also has a secondary website, on Google, easily found using Google Maps. 


to go direct to it, where there are more views of the museum and regular postings of new photo memories from our huge collection archives.

It also connects very nicely to

Google Maps on your phone.

The Main Hall, shown here left, hosting one of our frequent Family History events.  The hall can be configured with tables down the centre if required. We can also deploy a projector screen at either end, with seats for 40 viewers.

Seats can be placed in the main hall for a film show or presentation, and the tearoom used for your refreshments.

The Tea Room, shown here to the right and left, can likewise be configured to different arrangements.  Here on the right with tables in the centre for a large buffet, with plenty of separate seating around the sides. Alternatively, more informally, as for a small party.

The last picture shows the serving hatch, which leads through to the kitchen.

Each room can be used to complement the other.

Please note that the museum room itself, not shown here, is separately locked and is not part of any hire.

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To Hire of the Old School Rooms,

either the Dining Room or Main Hall,

plus use of the kitchen:

please phone the Church Office for details of costs and availability

please note: not generally available

for hire on FRIDAYS, daytime,

when the Museum is open,

but OK for the evening.

Tel: 01482 703182 + Email:

The Old School today,

which also houses a

small folk history museum,

ideal for those smaller, more

'homely' family gatherings,

say for a Silver or Golden Wedding, family re-union,

or even for a

smaller funeral tea.

Around two dozen can easily sit down for tea in the main hall, and use the tables in the 'tearoom' to lay out a 'serve yourself' buffet.

The kitchen facility includes a main oven, a fridge, the use of several teapots, kettles, and a full range of crockery and cutlery.  Between the kitchen and the dining room/tea room

is a serving hatch.  It's very easy to do your own catering

in this kitchen, indeed, the museum volunteers do so regularly for special

events and weekends.






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TAI - CHI Group

W.I. Sutton Branch






MUSEUM OPENS 10am . . .

... and closes @ 2pm







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