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Daily Bible Verse
  • Tue, 30 August
    God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (1 John 4:16-21)
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
  • Who is Martin Luther?
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: I went into a bookshop last week to get a book I'd seen reviewed and, on a first look around the ground floor, couldn't find it. So, I went to the assistant and asked if they had the […]
  • Five questions
    1. The Prime Minister has summoned her ministers to Chequers to discuss Brexit today. What are they discussing? Wouldn't I love to be a fly on the wall. At what point will it be recognised publicly that the EU countries with whom we will be negotiating do not have “our best interests” at heart, but […]
  • Loyalty and loyalties
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: It's been an interesting couple of weeks, hasn't it? I never thought I'd be interested in people riding bikes around a track, but I got drawn into the Rio velodrome. There is a massive upsurge in pride in […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Conservative evangelicals to form "shadow synod"
    Updated Tuesday lunchtime John Bingham of the Telegraph reports: Church of England parishes consider first step to break away over sexuality. A group of parishes is preparing what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church...
  • Archbishop Welby at Greenbelt
    There is a report by James Macintyre in Christian Today of an interview conducted at the Greenbelt Festival by Church of England priest and British television personality Kate Bottley. The headline under which it appears is: Justin Welby: ‘I am...
  • Opinion - 27 August 2016
    Updated to include the correct Philip Jones article Sam Hailes meets the young people who have spent the past year shunning materialistic culture by living a monastic life at Lambeth Palace Premier Christianity A Year in God’s Time: Why these...
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.