We seek to ensure that our worship is relevant to life in the modern age as well as routed in the teachings of Jesus and the writings of the scriptures.
Through a balance of tradition; reason; experience and faith we hope that our worship helps people deepen their relationship with God and equips them to live as disciples of Jesus.
Our morning services (10.45am) include all age worship, prayer and praise; input from Church groups such as Junior Church, Teenage Fellowships and Worship Leaders, as well as including monthly sacraments and baptisms. Most of our Services include Multi Media Presentations.
Our evening worship (6.30pm) is often a mixture of preaching; Bible study; discussion; reflection and communion.
Sutton also holds monthly Baptism Services and performs Wedding Services and Blessings.
We also join in ecumenical services with our Anglican and Catholic friends.
Children & Youth Activities
Sutton Methodist Church has many children and youth activities under its umbrella.
For babies and toddlers we have a creche during morning worship; a cradle roll and a parents and toddlers group that meets on Tuesday afternoon.
Sutton Methodist Church is also lucky to have one of the best and longest established pre-school nurseries in Hull.
For our growing children our Junior Church meets the needs of families with pre school and primary school children, our Milk Shake and Hot Chocolate Groups are very active and cover key stage 3 and 4 young people (11 – 16’s). Our teenagers also have a monthly fellowship group and attend other activities in the region, such as Ignite @ Beverley Toll Gavel.
The Church hosts a Scout group which contains Beavers; Cubs and Scouts, a Guide unit containing Rainbows; Brownies and Guides.
Our 629 Youth Club meets most Friday evenings for Secondary school aged young people connected to our Church groups. We run trips; arrange events; have fun and develop friendships. We recently took part in a Pantomime and helped raised money for an Orphanage in Africa. Every year we have a weekend away in Lancashire.
During the year Sutton Methodist Church also runs very successful summer holiday clubs, easter craft days, Carol Service activity afternoon, Easter egg hunts and similar one off children’s fun days.
We are lucky to have good links with our friends at Spring Cottage Primary School.
Messy Church & Craft Club. We now run a Very Successful after schools activity on two Thursdays per month called Messy Church Craft Club. This is for FAMILIES and includes crafts; stories; Jesus teaching and food for all …
The Church building was built in 1859 and still maintains much of its original design and fittings. Extremely well cared for and preserved the Church ‘hides’ it’s inner beauty. Its traditional high pulpit, balcony; wooden pews and pipe organ are just some of its features that only those who come through our doors experience.
However the Church does not live in the past, seeking always to find ways of building on its treasured history by helping people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In the 1970’s it built a new Church Hall which hosts our nursery, uniformed groups and many midweek activities.
In the 1990’s the ‘old village school’ at the rear of our building was extensively renovated to provide a quiet room for evening worship; meetings and our Junior Church. The coffee lounge still maintains its original pillars and is a good place for friendships to be formed and kept.
Recently was celebrated our 150th Anniversary Year which included special services; a Wedding Breakfast; a Flower Festival and a Gift Weekend.
We are also proud to say that we became a fair trade Church in 2006 and campaign for justice and freedom for all God’s people.
A book charting the first 125 of the Church is available on request.
Sutton Methodist Church shares its Minister with its sister Church, Bransholme Methodist. This Church is vastly different to Sutton in terms of its congregation size and mix, its buildings and the community it serves. However it is equally committed to serve Christ in its work it the community.
Formed over 30 years ago in a house on the estate it has established itself over the years and now meets in a multi purpose Church building close to the major shopping centre of north point, Bransholme.
The small number of active members are supported by a Children & Family Worker and the Church seeks to serve its community wherever possible.
Currently it runs weekly mums and toddlers; a Tuesday table top sale; ladies fellowships worship group; and Sunday morning praise and worship. It also hosts community groups such as Slimming World, Karate and an NHS Stop Smoking group.
The Church is developing good links with Cleeve & Broad Acre Primary Schools and recently started a Monthly Messy Church club on Wednesdays after school and runs Messy Play in school with families from the community.
This Church makes everyone feel welcome and is pleased with the work it does and the estate it belongs to.
Our Church has run a very popular pre-school nursery now since the 1960’s and we continue to develop within the national curriculum and governments ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.
We are fully Ofsted approved and recently underwent another Ofsted inspection, passing with flying colours and have achieved a national pre school learning alliance accreditation award.
The pre-school takes children from 2 up to school age and has morning or afternoon sessions.
We recently won a ‘Hull in Bloom’ garden award, have updated our indoor and outdoor play and garden facilities and we have a very good reputation with the local primary schools, not least Spring Cottage.
As a Church we hold and host a number of midweek activities for the community.
These include midweek fellowships; wives and friends meetings; photographic groups; flower societies; weight watchers; community health groups; drama societies; craft groups, old tyme singing group and flower arranging sessions.
The Church also runs a number of house groups, a prayer group and joins in ecumenical Bible study groups during lent.
Being a disabled friendly Church we welcome and encourage people of all abilities and wheel chair access is assured.
We seek to be ‘family friendly’ and are working towards becoming an officially recognised Family Friendly Church. During the year we enjoy Talent shows; quiz nights; pancake socials; pantomimes; fayres and festivals; we have a monthly walking group and go on an annual trip to the sea-side.
To run and host so many activities we rely on countless volunteers who are only too willing to offer themselves for the sake of the Church and all we stand for.
The Churches of Sutton & Bransholme would like to thanks the following for the support we receive: