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. 

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,  UHT Milk. and Rice Pudding

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.

For more information on the Hull Food Bank see

Updated 2.6.17

Jerusalem Plan

In the Spring of 2016 the Church circularised the village with a questionnaire on residents’ views on the church and what it should provide for the community. The answers given on these questionnaires have been studied, summarised and a plan produced (called the Jerusalem Plan). At a Special Church Meeting held on 25 September the Congregation approved the Plan and the various ideas are being implemented in 2017 as follows:

1. Cereal Church will be held monthly generally on the 4th Sunday but see the Cereal Church page for the dates.

2. There will be a monthly Film Night at 7 pm on the third Tuesday. The Special Events page gives details of the next 5 months.

3. Monthly on the 3rd Sunday at 6.30 pm there will be and evening candlelit service, calm, quiet and reflective. Details of the next one are given with the Sunday Services.

4. One Friday evening each month at 6.30 pm there will be a Youth Group for ages 8 to 12. Details and the dates are on the Youth Group page.

The experience of the Jerusalem Plan during the  first half of 2017 will be reviewed by the Church Trustees and brought to the church members on Sunday 23 July

Updated 18.6.17

"Time for God" and Peter's House

Christ Church together with its three partners in the Hull URC Team, is about to embark on a new venture.  In conjunction with an organisation called “Time for God”, the Team will recruit four Gap year students from overseas to work on various projects to raise the profile of the churches in their local area.  So far a students from Germany have been recruited, and they will start at the beginning of September. It is hoped details of the remaining three will be announced shortly.  All the students will live in Peter’s House, the URC former manse in The Avenues.

Updated 18.6.17