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Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 1 October
    In Christ all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. (Colossians 2:1-5)
Diocesan News

Welcome to the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake

Easter Day 2015 Festal Eucharist Congregation
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.


North Norfolk Music Festival 15 - 27 August 2016

We are delighted to welcome the North Norfolk Music Festival to St Mary's South Creake for this their twelth festival season.

Full details of the programme can be found here.


The South Creake Lectures

Friday 2 September 2016 7.00pm

Victor Stock, lately Dean of Guildford - Force Feeding: Is Religion Bad for You?

Victor StockFrom ISIS to Christian Fundamentalism millions of people are fed on certainty and fear of difference. Is reasonable religion doomed to be dismissed by the thoughtful and the inquiring or can classical Anglicanism make its voice heard? When we all worry about exercise and diet we need to remember that we are what we eat and there is nothing holy about being unattractive.

Entry free - no ticket needed 

Friday 7 October 2016 7.00pm 

Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts - The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Art

Charles Saumarez Smith

In this lecture, Charles Saumarez Smith will explore some of the relationships between the practice of contemporary art and religion: the search for transcendence; the idea of the sacred; and the use of symbolic meaning. He will use examples drawn from the work of, amongst others, Alison Watt, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Edmund de Waal.

Entry free - no ticket needed

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Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Loving.Living.Learning
    This is the script of this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show in the company of Robbie Williams, Anne Robinson, Mark Strong, Michael Pena and The Shires: This might mark me down as a sad man, but one of my favourite film scenes is Bill Murray doing karaoke in Tokyo […]
  • The nature of belief
    One of the questions constantly raised about the term “freedom of religion or belief” is that “belief” is assumed to be synonymous with “blind assumption”, “mere opinion” or “wishful thinking”. Having just finished with the IPPFORB in Berlin – read Angela Merkel's speech from yesterday in the Reichstag here but only in German – the […]
  • Freedom of religion and belief
    A quick link to the speech by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, at this morning's opening session of the IPPFoRB conference at the Reichstag in Berlin. More will follow.   Posted with Blogsy
Thinking Anglicans
  • Opinion - 1 October 2016
    Andrew Lightbown One Church’s mission but many opportunities [Church Times subscribers can read the article here.] David Keen Vicars of the Future: Finding More, Keeping More David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, ViaMedia.News Vocations in the Cupboard? Chris Godfrey The...
  • Holy Communion in the Church in Wales to be open to all the baptised - 2
    Updated Thursday I linked earlier to the Pastoral Letter from the bishops of the Church in Wales opening Holy Communion to all the baptised. At that time the letter was only available on the website of the diocese of St...
  • Bishops' Reflection Group: Church Times leader
    The Church Times has a leader this week which discusses the Bishops’ Reflection Group on Human Sexuality. This is titled An unenviable task. Do please read it in full. The two concluding paragraphs: …It is always dangerous to underestimate the...
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, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

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