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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

South Creake Lectures 2018

The South Creake Lectures return again this autumn for their fourth series with Dr Malcolm Guite, on Friday 5 October and Professor Nick Hardwick on Friday 26 October.

Entry to all lectures is free and unticketed

Friday 5 October 2018 7.00pm Dr Malcolm Guite

‘Imagination Bodies Forth’: Incarnation and Poetry

Starting with Shakespeare’s playful definition of poetry, Poet and Priest Malcolm Guite explores the connections and resonance between the workings of the poetic imagination and the Christianaffirmation that in Christ the Word has been made flesh. What is the relation between poetry and Spirituality? To what extent can we trust the imagination, alongside reason, as a truth-bearing faculty? His lecture will be illustrated with examples of classic and contemporary poetry. Dr Guite is a Bye-Fellow and chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He has written eight books, five of which are his own poetry. His most recent, Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, published in 2017, is a biography of the poet. He also plays in Cambridge rock band Mystery Train.  


Friday 26 October 2018 7.00pm Professor Nick Hardwick

What’s Going on Behind Prison Walls?

Nelson Mandela famously said: “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” The media has been full of reports of deteriorating conditions in prisons with rising levels of suicide, violence and drug availability. There has been controversy and surprise about decision to release some notorious offenders on parole. So, what's really going on behind prison walls - and would we be happy to be judged by how we currently treat our 'lowest citizens' as Mandela suggests? Nick Hardwick, who is Professor in Criminal Justice, Royal Holloway University of London, and was Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales from 2016 - 2018, and before that Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, will aim to take his audience through prison gates and into the parole hearing room to discuss the practical and ethical issues of how we should treat those who offend against us.

 

Friends of All Saints' Waterden AGM

Friends of All Saints' Waterden Second AGM

Monday 19 November 7.00pm in the South Creake Memorial Pavilion

Please come along and check out our progress over the last year. Drinks and nibbles will be served.

Thinking Anglicans

  • Opinion – 15 August 2018
    David Wheeler-Reed The Conversation What the early church thought about God’s gender Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity New Wine United 2018 (1): The Lord is with you Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer John Smyth dies – just as the CPS gives police go-ahead for his extradition and prosecution Carlo Uchello The Episcopal Café The Most Important (and Ignored) Day of the […]
  • Statement from victims of the late John Smyth QC and the Titus Trust
    The statement below has been issued by four victims of the late John Smyth and the Titus Trust, and refers to a statement on the website of the Titus Trust, which is copied below the fold. We are amongst the scores of victims viciously beaten by the late John Smyth QC whilst he was Chair of The […]
  • Opinion – 11 August 2018
    Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Sexual Abusers and the Abused – the cost of forgiveness Mark Vernon Church Times Century of the selfie Sara Gillingham The Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale Being Intersex in the House of God

Daily Bible Verse

  • Fri, 17 August
    Let no one seek their own interest, but rather the good of others. Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:23-31)

Diocese of Norwich News

  • Update: A Church Near You!
    A Church Near You (ACNY) has announced that this summer churches will be able to use their A Church Near You pages as their website for free.

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.

Data Privacy Policy

South Creake Parochial Church Council's Data Privacy Policy can be downloaded here.