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  • Fri, 31 October
    Paul writes: Do not model yourselves on the pattern of this world, but let yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may discern the will of God. (Romans 12:1-13)
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    The November / December issue of The Magazine is available to download, and now there's an even easier way to read it, using our clickable online version where you can thumb over the pages and click on links.
  • The latest edition of eNews is out now!
    Featuring news of a visit to the Diocese by HRH The Earl of Wessex the latest edition of eNews is out now!
  • Diocesan Schools Days at Norwich Cathedral
    Norwich Cathedral was besieged by over 1,250 children and three bishops over five days, as they took part in a series of workshops which explored the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus.

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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.

View from south door

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


South Creake bells to ring again with Heritage Lottery Fund support

Thanks to a grant of £16,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the bells of St Mary’s Church, South Creake, will be ringing out over the village once more by the end of the year. The bells have been silent for many years to protect them from damage, but now the Parochial Church Council (PCC) can carry out the essential restoration work to set them ringing again. At the heart of the project is the installation of an Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus. This is an ingenious device which enables one person to ring all five bells at ground level in the church tower.

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Musings of a restless bishop
  • Atheism and poverty
    This morning I read Alan Johnson's moving memoir This Boy and it nearly brought me to tears. Without a shred of self-pity, the former Labour minister simply gives an account of his childhood. Dreadful poverty, but powerful women. This evening I read a book of sermons edited by the late John Hughes of Jesus College, […]
  • Holiday and the heart of darkness
    Yesterday I read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I grabbed it as we were leaving the house at 4am on Friday, an afterthought of nostalgia. The copy I have still contained within it the notes I made in November 1976 when studying the text in my first term at university on a course called 'European […]
  • If music be the food of love…
    The great thing about getting away on holiday is the time to think, reflect and consider. Arriving on holiday to the mother of all thunder storms (started about four hours ago and still hammering), there isn't much to do other than think, reflect and consider. Or read and think and consider. At a business breakfast […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Seal of the Confessional
    David Pocklington of Law & Religion UK wrote this last month: CofE to axe seal of confessional? Today he published this update: Seal of confessional: its future in the CofE. Together these clearly describe the current position. Do read both...
  • Archbishop's lobby speech
    The Archbishop of Canterbury gave this speech at the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery lunch in the House of Commons yesterday. He also answered questions. Amongst other topics he spoke about child abuse within the Church of England. Michael White and...
  • opinion
    Ian Paul How to save a diocese Gillan Scott How to prevent the extinction of the Church of England Jonathan Clatworthy Does the Church still need parishes? Miranda Threlfall-Holmes Women in the Episcopate Bill gains Royal Assent Sarah and Lindsey...
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, gender, or sexuality.

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