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 has been providing emergency food to people since 2011 and is situated in Paragon Street in the centre of Hull. In September 2018 an emergency food bank was opened in East Hull. Christ Church is the Hull Food Bank donation point for the village of Swanland.

Items required (all in-date) are:

Chopped Tomatoes (cartons or tins)

Sugar (500g)

Long Life Orange juice (carton)

UHT Long-Life Milk

Fruit (tinned)

Breakfast Cereal - multipacks of small cereal packets, large packets which inside, have wrapped portions eg Shredded Wheat or Weetabix 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)


Coffee (branded & in small jars)

Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, shower gel

There is an urgent need for UHT Milk, coffee, biscuits and breakfast cereals (see above)

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 28.7.19

"Time for God" and Peter's House

During the period to July 2020 the Hull URC Team Churches, of which Christ Church is one, will have had four young people from overseas assisting them in various initiatives. These Gap Year Students or Interns were arranged through an organisation called “Time for God”.  The Interns lived 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. The interns are Nico, Saskia and Antonia from Germany and Jinwon from South Korea. They will be welcome to the Team at a service on 29 September at Christ Church, South Ella.

Updated 13.9.19

Church Charity 2018/9

At the Church Meeting on 28 October it was agreed that the church charity for 2018/9 would be Tools with a Mission (TWAM)  (see This is a Christian charity which collects tools in the UK, refurbishes them, makes them into kits and sends them to charities overseas (mainly in Africa) so that people have the means to earn a living.

Fund raising in the Christmas period raised £1000 for TWAM and a concert by the Hunsley Singers on 4 April raised £175. A Coffee Morning in aid of TWAM was held on 18 May and this raised £95 bring in total funds for TWAM to £1270.

Contact John White (tel 01482 634222) if you wish to know more about TWAM or have tools you could donate.

Updated 19.5.19