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 Long-Life 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 fish, tinned fruit, UHT long life milk, chopped tomatoes, tea bags (40s) and tinned rice pudding

At present there is no need for Soup or Pasta

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 2.3.18

"Time for God" and Peter's House

Christ Church together with its three partners in the Hull URC Team, and in conjunction with an organisation called “Time for God”, 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 are with the Team for 11 months from September 2017 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 17.2.18

Charity Concert

On 15 March the Hunsley Singers  performed in the church in a charity concert in aid of the Preston Road Women's Centre and Hull HARP. Nearly 70 people attended and £400 was raised for the two charities.

Updated 18.3.18