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Welcome to the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake

Spencer Means OLSM roodscreen naveroof 1000pxThe nave roof seen through the rood screen © Spencer Means


The Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake is one of the most beautiful and spiritually uplifting churches in England. Come and visit us - we're open every day of the year. Click here for How to Find Us. Have a browse through our picture Gallery to see our famous angel roof and the other treasures of this amazing north Norfolk church. 

Our Sunday Eucharist is at 9.30 am (for very occasional variations see the Calendar to the right). It's inclusive Common Worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition with incense and bells. 

On our FAQs page we answer, or attempt to answer, some of the more commonly asked questions about our Church and our Christian faith.

Latest News and Events

New website for Our Lady Saint Mary

This website was relaunched on 10 January. The new site is still under construction and more content will appear over the next few weeks.

The main reason for this relaunch is to make the site more user friendly on mobile phones and iPads and other tablets. We are also taking the opportunity to create entirely new sites for our sister parishes in the Creakes Benefice. These will also appear over the next few weeks.

Thinking Anglicans

  • Opinion - 21 January 2017
    Kelvin Holdsworth marked Winnie the Pooh day with Prayer for the Day – Script 2. Lynn Wray National Museums Liverpool LGBT artwork marks Saint Sebastian Feast day Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury ‘It defies description’: Archbishop Justin on visiting Auschwitz...
  • Publication of General Synod papers
    In conjunction with today’s release of General Synod papers (see my article below) the Church of England has issued the press release below. Publication of General Synod papers 20 January 2017 The Church of England needs to undergo a major...
  • February General Synod - online papers
    The first batch of papers for next month’s meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod are now available online. The remaining papers will be issued on 27 January and I will add links when these become available. zip file...

Daily Bible Verse

  • SUN, 22 January
    Jesus said: Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand. (Matthew 4:12-23)

Diocese News

  • 1000 Lights for Molly Long Community Room Dedication
    At a special service on Sunday 29 January the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick will dedicate the new community room in memory of Molly Long who left a legacy to the church following her death in March 2014.

Statement of Inclusivity

South Creake Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the churches of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake and All Saints Waterden, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. We welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

This statement was formally and unanimously agreed at South Creake Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 9 April 2014.