About Us

Background

CHRIST CHURCH SWANLAND is a partnership between the United Reformed and Methodist Churches although people from other denominations can be found in the congregation. The two congregations came together in 1981 using the United Reformed Church building. The church is part of the URC Hull Area Team Ministry (see Links page for websites of other Team churches) led by Revd Dr Chris Dowd and is a Fairtrade Church.

Christ Church is located by the pond in the centre of the village of Swanland in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There has been worship on the site since 1693 but the present building dates from 1803. Various modifications and alterations have taken place over the years.

Worship

On Sunday there is Morning Worship at 10.30 am with Communion usually celebrated one Sunday each month. Coffee is served after the service. Evening services are either a monthly candlelight meditative services in Swanland (on the 2nd Sunday) or are those organised elsewhere by and for the Hull (Centre & West) Methodist Circuit. Contact the Church Secretary to obtain dates and locations for these. Details of Sunday Services for the next five weeks are shown on this website.

Activities

On Wednesdays (in term time) and on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon there is a Coffee Morning in the hall providing an opportunity for people to meet together and all are welcome. The Wednesday Coffee Morning is followed by a Lunch Club for elderly residents. See the Lunch Club page for full details.

For young people there is a Youth Group meeting on Friday in term time. Full details on the Youth Group page. 

From September until May there is a monthly Classic Film Night on the 3rd Tuesday (See Other Events).

Full information of all Church services and activities can be obtained by getting in touch with one of the Contacts. A warm welcome awaits all who come to our Church. There is plenty of free parking in front of the building and nearby.

Community Work

Christ Church is the donation point for all of Swanland for the The Trussell Trust's Hull Food Bank (see News page). Gifts of food can be brought to either of the Coffee Mornings. The church also supports the work of The Leprosy Mission with many church members having collection boxes.

As might be expected the church is available for weddings and funerals and contact should be made with Revd Dr Chris Dowd (see Contacts). The church can accommodate 80-90 people downstairs and 50 upstairs. The church is less than 50 mtrs from Swanland Village Hall (see Links page) which can host a wedding reception or other gathering.

Building Bricks by the Pond

The North Vestry is used by Building Bricks by the Pond as a pre-school facility and a before and after school club for children of 2 to 11 years. See Contacts page.