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

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 8.8.18

"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”.  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 have now returned home but at the beginning of September another four will replace them. Three of these come from Germany - Natasha (18) who plays the violin, Marvin (19) who wishes to become a journalist and Kees (18) who plays the drums. The fourth intern is Kata from NW Hungary who plays the flute, guitar & violin and wishes to become a primary school teacher. At Christ Church the interns will be mainly involved in running the Youth Group.

Updated 8.8.18

Swanland Festival

During the Swanland Festival in the second week of July Christ Church had two events:

An exhibition of ‘Nativity Sets and Flowers’. The Nativity Sets were from all over the world and many represent traditions of their country of origin. There was no charge for admission but donations towards the work of Christian Aid raised  nearly £340.

A range of Fairtrade Gifts and food & drink products were on sale over the second weekend of the Festival with sales totalling over £180.

Updated 22.7.18