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Daily Bible Verse
  • Thu, 5 May - ASCENSION
    After Jesus' Ascension, the disciples returned to Jerusalem full of joy, and they were continually in the Temple praising God. (Luke 24:46-53)
Diocesan News
  • Hundreds attend the Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic at Sandringham
    On Monday 2 May over 1000 people attended the seventh annual Archdeacon's Charge and Picnic. This year was particularly special as with kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen the event took place in the beautiful grounds of her Sandringham estate.
  • Celebrate Luleå Sunday
    The Bishops of Norwich and Luleå have come together to celebrate the special links between the two Diocese by exchanging video greetings
  • Parish Share reports for April 2016
     The detailed Parish Share reports for the period to the 30 April 2016 are now available on the Diocesan website (in addition to Parish Share Online which can be accessed daily if you have a login and password).

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.


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Onward and upward: Ascension Day
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: Today is not just Election Day – in the Christian calendar it is also Ascension Day. This is the day when, according to the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, the risen Jesus ended forty days […]
  • The Hillsborough statement
    The Home Secretary's statement following the Hillsborough verdicts was read in the House of Lords yesterday. The former Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, who chaired the Independent Panel, was seated in the gallery. The whole exchange can be read here. My question, towards the end of the debate, was as follows: My Lords, I declare […]
  • Child refugees
    Yesterday evening (26 April 2016) the House of Lords considered amendments made in the House of Commons to the Government’s Immigration Bill. Labour Peer Lord Dubs proposed an amendment (as an alternative to his previous one, rejected by MPs), that would require the Government to “make arrangements to relocate to the United Kingdom and support […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on ACC-16
    The Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka: ‘Holding together in diversity’ [also online here]. Tom Ferguson, the Crusty Old Dean responds: Justin Welby’s Doomsday Device: Or, Humpy Dumpty as Archbishop. …In a desperate...
  • Opinion - 30 April 2016
    Bosco Peters Eastern Orthodox Easter James Jones BBC Radio 4 Thought for the Day Andrew Lightbown ‘Fear not’ for the C of E Stephen Cottrell ACC 16 - A full time report: Hope triumphs Simon Butler “Love the Sinner, Hate...
  • ACC-16 - ACNS reports
    Updated Since the close of this month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council the Anglican Communion News Service has published a number of articles about its work, including these, all by Gavin Drake. Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions...
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.