St Ninian's and St Andrew's URC
We are located at Chanterlands Avenue, Hull HU5 4DJ
St. Ninian's and St. Andrew's considers itself a church that is open to exploration of faith. The members hope to build on our proud history of our non-conformist forebears by being a church where honest questions receive honest answers. We are also proud to be the only Church in the area who perform same sex marriages.
We are the only church on Chanterlands Avenue - near the bridge, opposite the garage - and strive to be at the heart of the community.
We usually worship at 9.30 on Sundays and our service is traditional.
Please note there will not be a service here on Sunday, 31 July (Team Service at Christ Church, Swanland at 10.30a.m.)
there will not be a service here on Sunday, 28 August.
We have a fortnightly Ladies Circle (Monday at 8pm), weekly Toddler's group (Tuesday morning). We also have Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meeting on our premises, as well as private lettings taking place.
- Tuesday in SAH – Tea and Toys 9.30am to 11.30 am. Suitable for mums and child minders along with their children. Term time only.
- Tuesday in SAH - 7.15-9.15 p.m. Rack-a-Back Morris dancers
- Wednesday in ACR: 1.30-3.30pm: St Ninian's Needlecrafters
- Wednesday in SAH – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Rainbows. Term time only.
- 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm Brownies. Term time only.
- Thursday in ACR – 1.15 pm to 3.15 pm Creative writing group. (Most Thursdays, term time only.)
- Thursday in SAH - 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm Beavers. Term time only.
- Thursday in SAH - 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm Cubs. Term time only.
- Thursday in SAH - 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm Scouts. Term time only.
- Friday – 3rd Friday in the month in ACR. Trefoil Guild 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
The church is also home to the local LGBT group which meets once a month on Saturdays.
In addition to these, the Rainbow Pre-School, which meets every weekday during term time and is available to 2-4 year olds, has exclusive use of St Ninian's Hall.
The Ladies Circle meets twice a month on Monday evenings at 8pm. Our June meetings are:
Monday 04th July at 8pm.
“Who wants to be a millionaire” by Pat Collard
Monday 18th July at 8pm.
“The ghostly Myths and Legends of Hull” by Mike Covell
We have no meetings in August as we break off
for the Summer Holidays, but we do have our outing to Lazaats for a Summer
Lunch on Monday August 8th at 12noon. The ‘Hot & Cold
Buffet’ is £12.00 and if you have not already done so, I would appreciate
if everyone would pay the full amount at our last July meeting.
We start back on Monday 5th September when we will be playing Bingo. Please bring all your 20p’s if you wish to have a “GO”.
Please also make a note in your diaries that we will be having a concert again this year and it will be on Monday 14th November starting at 7pm. (More information later)
St.Ninian’s Needlecrafters is now an established group which meets every Wednesday (inc. school holidays) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the ACR. The group is open to anyone (male or female) with an interest in embroidery, cross stitch, patchwork, knitting, crochet or any other needle-craft. Please come and join us for some needlecrafting, along with tea and biscuits – not to mention a good chat!
The Thursday Creative Writing Group
We meet at the church hall every Thursday afternoon; a disparate group of people joined by a need to write. A childhood memory, a love story, a factory girl with new dress for her first dance, life on Mars, it can be anything.
We take it in turns to set the subject for the following week. The first subject on our return after the Christmas break was about the changing of the seasons. We can write a story where the season plays a significant part or a poem about our favourite season. It’s up to us.
We each read our story or poems, hoping to hear some constructive criticism at the end and possibly stir an emotion in our friends. Recently we have self published a book of our short stories, the proceeds from the sales are going to an animal charity.
The church hall gives us a safe and warm space to meet and find the creative outlet that we need.
If anyone wants to join us and try their hand at creative writing, please feel free to join us. We meet every Thursday at 1.15pm and are all finished by 3.15pm. Please ring me, Katrina, on (01482) 500476 if you feel the need to write. You know what they say, “there is a novel in us all.”
People’s Art Gallery
We will be again hosting The People’s Art Gallery on Sunday 3rd July and Sunday 10th July between 1pm and 4pm, (coinciding with the two Avenues Open Gardens Weekends). Refreshments will be available in our ACR throughout both afternoons. We welcome back artists of all ages and look forward to your interest and support.
Mary & Kelvin Young.