Hull Minster is taking positive steps towards addressing key issues in society with the aim of improving people’s lives and building a real sense of community. We believe that as a Christian presence within the city we have a duty and responsibility to lead others in supporting those vulnerable or marginalised.
To help address some of these issues, we have social groups meeting throughout the week which give comfort and support to those who may be lonely, isolated or bereaved. Some of these groups directly tackle and work to support the issues in our city such as homelessness.
Our volunteering programme gives purpose to the lives of many helping them to learn new skills and take part in fulfilling social activity. We support volunteers who have been out of work for a period of time or struggle to obtain work to provide them with skills and resources required to acquire new jobs.
A team from Hull Minster offers, as part of its homeless programme, hot drinks and sandwiches to two sites in Hull twice a week. Consistency is key to developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with each individual. We are proud to have not missed a day in almost six years, inclusive of Christmas Day and New Years Eve.
Over the past four years, we have also staged a wide range of events, pushing the building to its limits. We see these not as ‘secular’ events, but a key part of our mission as a Christian community in the heart of our city. Examples have included: concerts (from classical to rock and all things in between), exhibitions, drama productions, a banquet, fashion shows, real-ale festivals, community events, markets and business events.
Members of our staff and congregation are also involved with organisations across the city and we strive to bring a Christian presence upholding Christian morals and values for the good of our city.
For more information about our work please contact Rev Irene Wilson.
T: 01482 224460