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 in 2017-8, 5100 three-day emergency food supplies 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 designed 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)


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

Over the last twelve months the Hull URC Team Churches, of which Christ Church is one, 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”. Two of the students came from Germany and one each from the USA and Hungary. 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.These young people will be returning home in August but at the beginning of September it is hoped another four will replace them. Two have already been selected and again come from Germany but the other two places have yet to be filled. In Swanland the Interns have been responsible mainly for running the Friday Youth Group.

Updated 11.7.18

Swanland Festival 7 to 15 July

Christmas Nativity in July at Christ Church!

There will be an exhibition of ‘Nativity Sets and Flowers’ at Christ Church (by the pond) during the Festival. The scenes are set inside a pineapple, a gourd, a pomegranate, an owl and even in a tiny walnut. They come from all over Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and even Alaska. Many represent traditions of their  country of origin and show how Christmas is celebrated by people all  over the world.  The church will be open Sat 7 and 14 July - 10 am to 4 pm and Sun 8 and 15 July – 1.30 pm to 4 pm and refreshments will be available. There is no charge for admission but donations towards the work of Christian Aid, will be welcome.

Fairtrade Coffee at the Yellow Banana

Come along to Christ Church by the Pond on Saturday 14 July from 10 am until noon and, for 50p, have a cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea and sample a Fairtrade biscuit. A range of Fairtrade Gifts and food & drink products (including tea, coffee, biscuits, cereals, dried fruit, sweets and chocolate) will be on sale. By purchasing Fairtrade items, you are ensuring the producer in the developing world receives a fair price as well as helping to improve their skills. Their standard of living will increase and a secure and sustainable livelihood will be created for future generations. 

Look for the yellow banana on 14 July!

Updated 8.6.18