The World of Wonder is part of Hull Community Church on the corner of Newland Avenue. Built as an extension to the church in 2015, the space was designed by kids, for kids. When they mentioned building a theater stage, hobbit hole, tree house and a bounce room we thought they were crazy...
Matthew 19 v14 in the Bible was an inspiration to the church. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. We fought hard to retain the children’s ideas, even in the face of opposition from adults, some architects and even builders, who at times said it couldn’t be done. When it looked like the project would be too expensive, we got creative, sourced items online cheaply, and gathered the help of 60-70 volunteers, including the children and young people.
The sense of God as a creator was the inspiration and source of wonder throughout the whole process, bringing people together to achieve the most marvellous and awe-inspiring place. The finished World of Wonder is a masterpiece of artistry, craftsmanship, imagination, and charm, created in fine detail by so many different hands.