Welcome to the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake
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 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.
Reprise! Cabaret Evening
2 May 7.00pm St Mary’s South Creake
This fundraising event for St Mary’s will be a treat for anyone who loves the musical theatre. Formed in 2005, reprise! is a company of eight experienced musical theatre performers who regularly appear in productions with amateur societies and theatre groups around Norfolk. Tickets at £10 will include a 2-course supper (bring your own wine) and are available from our churchwardens Barbara Allen and Alison Wakeman.
The South Creake Lectures
Friday 4 September 2015 7.00pm
Dr Juliet Barker - Agincourt Revisited
2015 marks the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s victory at the battle of Agincourt in celebration of which it is said that South Creake’s wonderful angel roof was raised. Why more generally do we still remember that battle? What really happened on that day in 1415? Who were Henry V's 'band of brothers' who conquered the might of France? Dr Juliet Barker, one of the leading historians of this period, will discuss these and other questions in her talk to commemorate this most famous of medieval battles.
Friday 2 October 2015 7.00pm
Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans - Making Sense of the Bible
Jeffrey John writes: ‘Lots of people have been put off reading and studying the Bible by inadequate, usually over-literal, presentations of it in schools, churches, university Christian Unions and elsewhere. Making sense of the Bible today involves asking questions about the authors’ original context and intention, which may be very different from the superficial, literal, meaning. This lecture explains – entertainingly, I hope – what real Bible study is about, and shows why so far from undermining faith, it strengthens it and creates a thirst to learn more.’
Summer Fête 2.00 pm 12 July
As usual in the churchyard - tombola, plant and produce, second hand books, bric-à-brac, raffles, games and treasure hunt, teas (delicious teas) and lots, lots, more. Come along and enjoy yourselves.
North Norfolk Music Festival 11-22 August 2015
We are delighted to welcome the North Norfolk Music Festival to St Mary's South Creake for this their eleventh festival season.
Full details of the programme can be found here.
Fields of Vision 29 August - 12 September
The Second South Creake Visual Art Festival
After a highly successful inaugural event in 2013 Fields of Vision returns to Our Lady Saint Mary in 2015. This is a multi-arts exhibition, combining the talents of a group of acclaimed creative practitioners and the unique space of one of the finest mediaeval churches in Norfolk. An eclectic mix of artists who have individually exhibited nationally and internationally but have not previously shown together will display their works in St Mary's from Saturday 29 August - Saturday 12 September. Entrance to the exhibition is free.
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