THE CHURCH OF
ENGLAND .. the Home Page of the
English Church, with links all over the world from
. . a superb site . . and one that befits the
largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Their
site has had over 100,000 visitors already!
There's lots to look at, including a comprehensive
history, a visual tour, and many sections
featuring the vast amount of work that goes into
the administration of not only a cathedral, but a
huge diocese. Among other things, see the work of
the Minster Police.
TIMES . . . their information page
says: "The Church Times, founded in 1863, has
become the world's leading Anglican weekly
newspaper. It has always been independent of the
Church of England hierarchy. It was a family
concern until 1989, when ownership passed to Hymns
Ancient & Modern, a Christian charitable
MINSTER . . dating from 1220, is also
well worth a visit; another major Yorkshire church
with lots of links both to its history and the
work of the church as it serves the needs of some
17,000 in the historic market town of
(1892) . . . for those seeking a
brief history of all churches in the Hull area, as
of around the turn of the century, 1900, please
see "A History of Kingston on Hull" taken from
Bulmer's Gazetteer of 1892. The link takes you to
Part 9 : Churches & Chapels and lists
churches long since demolished and those destroyed
by war, including details of St Mark's in the
Groves, St Saviour's and St Peter's, Drypool, all
areas of which were in the original St James'
parish back in antiquity. Yes, Drypool was in
Sutton parish until Stuart times, just before the
Restoration of Charles I.
ST COLUMBA - HOLDERNESS
ROAD . . . our sister parish to the
south east, St Columba's, is based on east side of
the city of Kingston Upon Hull in the area of East
Yorkshire, UK. St Columba's is part of the Drypool
Parish Group Ministry.
ST ANDREW'S - AYLESTONE,
LEICESTER . . . the church where your
Webmaster was married, before coming to Hull in
1973. Not unike Sutton, in that it's a village now
swallowed up and surrounded by the city, though
still retaining something of its former charming,
rural air. But the whole village is not so
fortunate in height, and the lower parts used to
frequently suffer from flooding from both the
river and its associated Grand Union Canal.
Nevertheless, with pretty riverside walks along
the old flood meadows, it is now a very popular
place to live. The flood meadows caused ancient
folks to make raised walkways to cross them, which
in time turned into the present 15th C. pack-horse bridge,
that used to link the village across the floods
and River Soar over to Braunstone in days of yore.
It's a listed monument, and rightly so, perhaps
older than the church itself.
MINSTER . . in the Diocese of York,
another good interactive site; serves many local
churches; Howden Minster, Elloughton, North &
South Cave, Newport, Eastrington, Barmby,
Brantingham, Brough, & Welton.
THE DIOCESE OF
YORK: links to the 22 Deaneries . . .
. another excellent site . . with links also to
many Holderness churches; 1.4 million people live
in the 2,661 square miles of the Diocese of York.
They are served by 605 churches grouped into 475
parishes. The parishes are grouped into 22
deaneries, which in turn form three
archdeaconries. Further information on each
deanery or archdeaconry is available searching the
pages in this weblink.
ST JOHN ~
NEWLAND . . is the first of our truly
local church links in Hull. A lovely, informative
site, incredibly easy to navigate, with lots and
lots of information, and a smiling host of people
to welcome you.
COTTINGHAM . . our sister
village, their official site. An impressive site,
both for design and content. Be greeted by the
sound of St Mary's tolling bell . . lovely
atmosphere. Masses of information on the village,
a really warm and active community.
HEDON .. .. a lovely site on
this historic town, with many pictures of the
PATRINGTON, AND ST PATRICK'S
CHURCH ... on A CHURCH NEAR YOU, with basic
details of opening times, history, etc.
PATRINGTON, AND ST PATRICK'S
CHURCH . . . is also on this FreeFoto site,
with pictures of the church and town, with a great
many links to other places in Yorkshire in the
side menu. For another superb photo of St
Patrick's, there's one on the GENUKI site.
HESSLE, ALL SAINTS CHURCH ...
... a comprehensive site with links and lots of
photos of events through the year.
BROUGHTON JUNIOR SCHOOL, North
Lincolnshire ... included here for two
reasons; firstly because of the excellent pages
and photos of St Mary's, their village church, and
also because that put simply, this really is a
superbly well-designed and attractive website. The
amount of information on the village, and photos,
as well as their own school, is to be admired. St
Mary's church is ancient, Saxon and Norman, and
well worth a visit, as any viewing of the photos
on the site will reveal. And also, Broughton is
the last resting place of Rob Walters, the maker
of our own Sutton video/DVD, hence the connection.
Rob grew up and spent his youth in the village
before coming to Hull and making his huge
contribution to Hull's fishing industry with his
exceptional series of trawling films.
EAST YORKSHIRE CHURCHES HISTORIC
TRUST WEBSITE ... set up in 2004/5 to
encourage a greater appreciation, understanding
and enjoyment of the churches in the
THE WOLD RANGER ... a superb
set of photos of East Yorkshire churches, mainly
on the Wolds for now, and Holderness churches to
come. Many interior shots also, revealing some
real hidden gems. A site to keep an eye on, and I
note within a matching interest in ornithology, so
birders welcome here too!
LINCOLNSHIRE CHURCHES ... from
what I can see, just about all 1,200 of them! A
marvellous resource, arranged alphabetically,
superb photos. A real bonus to exiles who can't
CHURCHES - UK & IRELAND
... a lovely site, covering just about all
counties as far as I could tell, and on which
there's a lovely picture of St Peter's in Wawne.
They aim to cover as many churches as they can,
but when we remember there are already over 9,000
churches covered on this site, each with a
photograph, and an estimated 40,000 or so churches
in the whole of the UK, it is a massive task. One
area in which Sutton residents may help is to
identify the many 'unknown churches' from old
photographs and paintings. An intriguing
collection, and I know some of you will have the
answers ... do visit this very worthwhile
THE YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF
. . . was a link to the web page giving details of
Sutton St James' bells, number of peals, etc. But the
entry for St James' seems to have gone ... there's
lots of others though. Now we have added a short clip
of sound to this St James' site, for Christmas 2003,
nothing much, just a short recording of the bells
themselves, to set the tone of what we hope is also a
friendly site and warm community.
ST MARY'S, HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL,
NORFOLK .. .. .. is in Norfolk, a county
renowned for its hundreds of medieval churches.
But this one is special, a real gem, not least
because of St Mary's saviour, a one-man band in
the name of Bob Daley who has almost
single-handedly achieved what can only be
described as a miracle of modern restoration. The
church, it's tranquil hill-top and tree-clad
location, it's historic wall paintings, Bob and
all his friends, all join together to make this
church more than well-worth a visit .. start with
it's first-rate website. Certainly, if your
heritage also goes back to the Swaffham area, it's
deserving of your support.
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF
CHRISTIAN RADIO AMATEURS &
. . sometimes, when browsing the web and looking for
something else, one turns up a site that is so
unusual that there's no helping the feeling that a
few others may like to see this. Their Home page has
this statement: "The main aim of WACRAL is to promote
and spread, throughout the world, Christian
Friendship and Fellowship through the medium of
amateur radio and short wave listening." Hear Hear
SIMON'S SUFFOLK & NORFOLK
CHURCHES . . Note: this magnificent
site is back online ! With 688 Suffolk churches.
And the whole site now includes 876 Norfolk
churches. The address had changed by three
letters, from .org.uk to .co.uk. A good lesson in
how to trace a lost site .. it may have registered
again under a new name, try some address
variations. Glad it's back.
About the site itself : What can we say . . what a
fantastic site. Would that every county in Britain
were as comprehensively covered as this. Rarely can
one see so much beauty on one website. 688 churches
are listed, and most of them have several photographs
of their best features, whether external
architecture, an ancient roof, wall paintings, fonts,
stained glass, rood screens . . in fact, everything
you can imagine. Plus full directions on how to reach
them.. .. incredible. Thank you Simon. Five
SUTTON ST JAMES ... IN
LINCOLNSHIRE This GENUKI site has superb
photos of this beautiful church with its detached
tower. The church is of a similar age to our own
St James'. Further information on the local area
is on their Parish Council website , all
revealing that this is an area well worth
visiting. Your Webmaster visited this church in
2010, and was greatly impressed. Val was impressed
at their almost nil cost for church flowers !
Being in the centre of the flower growing
districts of the fens, flowers are so plentiful
that the churches around here have little trouble
obtaining enough blooms to make almost constantly
stunning displays. For a florist, it must be akin
to being a chocoholic and living next door to
MONUMENTAL BRASS SOCIETY . . a
comprehensive site for those interested in
architecture, history, with many links to the
Ancient Monument Society, Arms & Armour,
Richard III Society, and many others. History
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN HISTORICAL
SOCIETY . . is a link to their page wherein
are listings of the details of several Hull and
East Riding men who served and lost their lives in
that battle. There is also a mention to F/Lt
Paterson Clarence Hughes DFC, of 234 Squadron, and
who came from New South Wales in Australia, and is
buried in St James' churchyard, Sutton. There are
more details about him on the War Graves
THE CIVILIAN WAR DEAD INDEX OF
YORKSHIRE, NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM . . .
is run by an ex-Hessle Road man, from his home in
Canada, along with a friend who is from the
north-east, hence the appearance of those other
counties too. There is an amazing number of Hull
names on that list, strikingly so. It seemed it
may be appropriate to repeat it here as well as on
the general links page.