Food Bank

The Hull Food Bank is an independent local charity, founded on Christian principles and part of The Trussell Trust network of food banks which are all over the country. They have a vision to end hunger and poverty in Hull. The Food Bank is situated in Waltham Street behind Jubilee Central Church in the centre of Hull. 

The Hull Food Bank has been providing emergency food to people since 2011 and demand has steadily increased since then. About half of all the people who needed help did so because of benefit delays and changes. In the March 2017 386 3-day Emergency Food parcels were given to people in crisis.

Christ Church is the Hull Food Bank donation point for the village of Swanland and has been presented with a thank you certificate, saying they are only one of three groups who have provided enough food to help feed a 1000 people. This means that since March 2013 we have donated 5124 kg of food; the equivalent in meals is 10,200. One food bank parcel is deigned to last around 3-5 days, to help people over a crisis period.

Items required (all in-date) are:

Chopped Tomatoes (Tinned)

Sugar (500g)

Long Life Orange juice ( Carton)

UHT Milk

Fruit (Tinned)

Breakfast Cereal - multipacks of small cereal packets or "Oats so simple"

Meat & Tuna/Fish (Tinned)

Instant Mash 

Rice & Pasta/Noodles (Dried) and Pasta Sauce

Rice Pudding (Tinned)


Tea Bags (pkts of 40s or 80s)


Coffee (branded & in small jars)

Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, shower gel

There is an urgent need for tinned soup, tinned fruit, UHT Milk., chopped tomatoes, tea bags (40s) and instant coffee

At present there is no need for Tinned Vegetables or Baked Beans

Donations of food can be brought to either of the church's Coffee Mornings on Wednesday (in school term time) or on Saturday both from 10 am until 12 noon.

Prior to Harvest Festival  the pupils at Swanland School came to the church by year group with their teachers, each bringing food gifts. All the food brought by the school and the congregation was sorted into the various types (soups, tinned fruit, tea, coffee etc) and then taken to the Food
Bank the following week. The  quantity collected amounted to almost half a tonne, enough to feed nearly 100 people and make about 950 meals for them.

For more information on the Hull Food Bank see

Updated 16.10.17

Jerusalem Plan

As a result of circularising the village in the Spring of 2016 the Church produced a plan (called the Jerusalem Plan) setting out what additional activities it should offer the village. After about 8 months the Plan has been reviewed and the Church decided the following events will now take place::

2nd Sunday - Candlelight Church at 6.30 pm. A 30 minute meditative evening service

3rd Tuesday - Swanland Classic Film Night at 7 pm (see Other Events page for film details)

Youth Group every 2nd & 4th Friday in Term Time (see separate page for the dates and further details)

Updated 16.10.17

"Time for God" and Peter's House

Christ Church together with its three partners in the Hull URC Team, has embarked on a new venture.  In conjunction with an organisation called “Time for God”, the Team has recruited four Gap year students from overseas to work on various projects to raise the profile of the churches in their local area.  The students started at the beginning of September and live in Peter’s House, the URC former manse in The Avenues. It is named after Peter Darley, the Secretary of Christ Church South Ella, who died in September 2015. Two of the students are from Germany (Anya & Noah), one from Hungary (Janos) and one from the USA (Rosina).

Updated 17.9.17