Hull Central & North

Hull Deanery centres on the city of Kingston upon Hull, which is home to over 257,000 people, making it the biggest city in the Diocese of York. Hull suffered heavy damage in the blitz, its fishing industry declined in the 1970s, and its industry is now focused on the chemical and health care sectors. Selected to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, Hull is also home to Hull Truck Theatre, Hull City football club, Hull FC rugby club, and Hull Kingston Rovers. Find out more about the churches in Hull Deanery here.

Rev Matt Woodcock and Rev Ben Norton catch up with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu during his six-month pilgrimage to talk life, faith and holy places following his visit to St Paul’s Amateur Boxing Club at Hull.  Listen to their interview here:

On the BBC Radio Humberside Sunday programme,  the Archbishop reflected on the need to see everyone as a stand-in for Jesus Christ following his visit to the Open Doors Project.  The Archbishop also expressed how he was encouraged by the plans to involve so many volunteers and the engagement taking place in preparation for the City of Culture Hull 2017.

9th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary's Cottingham. Leave around 9.45am to walk to Cottingham High School. Leave around 12.15 to walk back to St Mary's Cottingham for Christian Aid lunch then Pilgrimage Prayers at 2.30pm. Walk around Cottingham village. 6.00pm walk from Hull Railway Station to St Mary's Lowgate for soup kitchen.


10th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Cuthbert's Hull. Leave around 9.45am to walk down Princes Avenue to Hull Churches Home from Hospital Service for a visit. Around 11.30am visit Open Doors Project at Princes Avenue Methodist Church. 2.00pm call in at Thoresby School.


11th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary, Sculcoates. Leave around 9.45am to walk to Pearson Primary School. Leave around 11.30am to walk to St Mary's, Lowgate for Said Eucharist. Visit City of Culture Offices. Leave around 3.00pm to walk along River Hull bankside. 4.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary's Lowgate.

12th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at Holy Trinity. Walk around the Old Town then call in at St Paul's Amateur Boxing Club. 12noon 'Almighty Coffee Morning', Holy Trinity Hull. 1.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Holy Trinity. Walk around the parish.


13th March 2016

10.00am Solemn Eucharist at St Alban's, Hull. Leave around 12noon to walk to St Michael's Orchard Park. 1.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Michael's. 4.00pm Messy Church at St Cuthbert's.