St Ninian's and St Andrew's URC
We are located at Chanterlands Avenue, Hull HU5 4DJ
We would describe ourselves a church that is open to exploration of faith and hopes 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 preforms same sex marriages.
We worship at 9.30 on Sundays and our service is traditional. We also run a fortnightly Ladies Circle (Monday at 8pm), weekly Toddler's group (Tuesday morning) and a weekly Knit, Natter & Crochet group (Wednesday afternoon).
- Monday in St. Andrew’s hall (SAH) – Karate 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm. Suitable for children & adults. Meets throughout the year.
- 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.
- Wednesday in the Avenues Community Room (ACR) – 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm – Knit, natter and crochet group.
- 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.
- 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.
In addition to these, the Rainbow nursery, which meets every weekday during term time and is available to 2-4 year olds, has exclusive use of St Ninian's Hall .
Our weekly Bible Studies are held at Peter‘s House (124 Westbourne Avenue):
Friday afternoons at 2.00pm.
Monday 8th October at 8pm. Life on the Titanic - Sheila Dickson.
Monday 22nd October at 8pm. Craft Night presented by Helen Barley.
Now an important advance notice:
Concert will be on Monday 19th November, starting at
7.30p.m. This year we will be entertained by:
THE BUCKROSE CONCERT BAND
Knit, Natter and Crochet Group
This happy and friendly group meets every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. and will re-commence on Wednesday, 12 September. During the early part of the summer, the group donated rainbow blankets, hats and cardigans to The Health Tree Foundation at Scunthorpe Hospital and also sent some mug cosies to the Warmth Campaign organised by Age UK (Hull).
Our film night this month takes place on Tuesday, 11 September at 7.30p.m. (Sorry - we are not allowed to publish the title of the film, but to give you a clue, it tells the life story of a very well-known American country music singer who battled drugs and the prison system.
The Newspaper Service will be held at the same time as Messy Church at St Ninian’s & St.Andrew’s, Hull. It will involve reading newspapers over a cup of coffee, discussing what we find and praying for the issues discussed. This is St. Ninian’s & St.Andrew‘s evening service but at 2pm.
What is Messy Church ?
Messy Church is . . . . .
... a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church. It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children. It's all-age. It's fun. It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations. It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family. Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally.
Messy Church isn't . . .
... a club - The whole of Messy Church is about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider. It's a church.
... a way of getting people to come to church on Sunday - There are examples of people starting in Messy Church and deciding to join Sunday church as well but these are the exception rather than the rule. If people wanted to go to established church, they would be going by now. Messy Church is interdependent with established church, but will usually operate as a separate congregation or church.
... just for church families - Anyone already belonging to church should be thinking about serving on the leadership team of Messy Church, however old or young they are, and helping others come to know Jesus.
... just for families - All are welcome: single, widowed, childless, divorced. Church is inclusive, not exclusive.
... a quick fix - Growing disciples takes time. Messy Church has only been going a few years anywhere. It usually only meets once a month. Growth will probably be slow.
... an easy option - It takes money, time, prayer, commitment and energy from the church and leadership team.
In October, both Messy Church and Newspaper Church will be held at 2.00p.m. on Sunday, 21 October.
- Hull URC Team Ministry