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  • Sat, 19 April
    Christ was put to death in the body and raised to life in the Spirit. And in the Spirit he also went to announce the Gospel to those who once had refused to believe. (1 Peter 3:18-22)
Diocesan News

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 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.


Easter Egg Hunt 2014

From 1 - 22 April we're taking part in the Diocesan Easter Egg Hunt again. An Easter egg will be hidden somewhere in the church and the idea is that people come and look for it. When they've found it, they have to take a picture of it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the photo. The person who sends in the most photos wins an ethical chocolate hamper.Easter Egg Hunt


Sponsor Fr Clive

Archdeacon's Charge 2014

After his Lycra-clad triumph in last year's Archdeacon's Charge, Fr Clive is training hard again for this year's Charge being held on the Stody Estate near Holt. And he is looking for sponsorship. Click here to find out how to sponsor him.

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Yorke Trust Easter Concert

The Yorke Trust's annual Choral Concert will be taking place at Binham Priory on Friday 11 April and on 12 April at Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake at 7.00 pm.
Works by Purcell, Britten, JS Bach, Buxtehude, Schütz and Brhams performed by The Yorke Trust Chorus and Baroque Ensemble.

Tickets £16.00 from Yorke Trust


Restoration of the Bells

The bells at Saint Mary’s, South Creake’s parish church, have been silent since before the Second World War. Now there are plans to restore them so that they can ring out again to call people to worship, to celebrate weddings, and to mark funerals. Letters of support for this project as well as financial support would be gratefully received.

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Church of England News

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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
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    Yesterday I did Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2. Normally, you have to be in the studio at Western House in London to do this piece. However, yesterday Zoe Ball was standing in for Chris, and we couldn't make the holiday train schedule work to get me back to […]
  • Friday good?
    This is the script of this morning's Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 with Zoe Ball. When I was a kid in Liverpool I always felt I must be the stupid one. What could possibly be good about Good Friday? A bloke gets tortured and executed; his best friends […]
  • Tradition
    When the Apostle Paul rode on to the road to Damascus he clearly didn't expect to have his life abruptly interrupted and radically challenged. But, that is exactly what happened. And the challenge was radical because it didn't involve just nuancing his comfortable or convenient faith, but, rather, went to the roots of his worldview, […]
Thinking Anglicans
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  • Understanding Good Friday
    During Holy Week some 40 years ago, just as I was coming to the end of my teenage years, I first saw a concentration camp. It was a beautiful spring morning in the Austrian countryside, with signs everywhere of nature...
  • Preparing the Feast
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