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Welcome to the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake

Festal Eurcharist Easter Day 2017

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 Grade I Listed 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 and a friendly welcome to visitors.

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

Lecture by Peter Stanford 29 July 6.00pm at Waterden

Lecture by Peter Stanford, Writer and Journalist, 29 July 6.00pm at All Saints' Waterden promoted by the Friends of All Saints' Waterden.

Peter Stanford, the celebrated writer, journalist, broadcaster and biographer, has written widely over the last 35 years on religion and the challenges of faith and belief. In his 2010 book The Extra Mile: A 21st century Pilgrimage, in which Stanford visits as a pilgrim some of the most ancient religious sites in Britain, taking the spiritual temperature of our apparently secular and sceptical age, he talks movingly about the silence and mystery of All Saints' Waterden and in this talk he will expand on the rich topic of pilgrimage.

Wine, soft drinks, and nibbles served. Entry free but donations in aid of the Friends' funds will be gladly accepted.


Waterden Open Day 5 August 12 noon - 5.00pm

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To coincide with the Diocese of Norwich's event Celebrating Open Churches, the Friends of All Saints' Waterden are organizing an open day at Waterden. There will be people at the church all day to greet visitors and there will be three talks: one on the planned repair project (to be given by the architect, Iain Walker of Nicholas Warns Architects); a second on the history and architecture of the church (by ‘Lyn Stilgoe of the Norfolk Churches Trust); and the third on wildlife at Waterden (by local naturalist Lin Brice).

Talk by Gerard Stamp - 'Artistic License' 4 August 6.30pm

Gerard Stamp 300x240Talk by Gerard Stamp Artistic License on Saturday 4 August 6.00pm for 6.30pm at Our Lady Saint Mary

Gerard Stamp is a Norfolk painter with a passion for painting churches. In his illustrated talk, Artistic License, Gerard will explore, with an emphasis on the Norwich School of Painters, whether painting provides an accurate window into the past, and attempt to find how the same scenes look now.
This event is promoted by the Norfolk Churches Trust to coincide with the Diocese of Norwich's event Celebrating Open Churches.
Drinks are from 6.00pm with the talk starting at 6.30pm followed by Q&As. £10 suggested donation in aid of the Norfolk Churches Trust. To reserve places and for further information, please contact Fiona Fraser 01328 738 243 or email fmfraser7@gmail.com

Thinking Anglicans

  • Letters to a Broken Church
    A group of abuse survivors and their supporters are seeking £3000 to publish a dynamic collaborative book speaking to the Church of England. Contributors include survivors, academics, theologians, commentators, lawyers, leading church figures. Funding breakdown: £1000 publishing costs,  £1300 publicity, £700 Kindle & fees = £3000 Total Any profits will go to MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual […]
  • ARCIC III: Walking Together on the Way
    The third phase of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) published its first agreed statement, Walking Together on the Way: Learning to be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal, earlier this month. The statement is online: Walking Together on the Way. Also available are two commentaries: one Anglican and one Roman Catholic. News and comment on the statement include the […]
  • Opinion – 14 July 2018
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Daily Bible Verse

  • Wed, 18 July
    Paul writes: Do nothing out of selfish ambition, look not to your own interests but to those of others. (Philippians 2:1-4)

Diocese of Norwich News

  • All Welcome at Welcome Inn
    St John's Church in Kings Lynn has recently launched 'Welcome Inn' as another way of reaching out to the people of it's community.

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.

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