The Church of England and Diocese of Norwich Logo The Church of England Diocese of Norwich Logo

Facebook Image
Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 30 August
    Jesus said: This is my commandment — love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:9-13)
Diocesan News

email Newsletter

Click here to read our latest e-mail newsletter. To subscribe, click here.

  • EU e-Privacy Directive

    This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

    View e-Privacy Directive Documents

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.


Pets Service 31 August 3.00 pm

Bring your animals and other family to our Pets Service in the church yard (in church if wet).

Dogs, cats, budgies, in fact . . . all pets welcome.

This will be a simple, fun service conducted by Fr Clive to celebrate the joy and happiness brought into our lives by our pets.

Please do come and bring your friends (human and animal) with you.


We are an Inclusive Church

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.


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.

Read more...


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Abba
    Abba is best known as the Swedish poppers who at least gave us singalongamammamia. But, it is also the way Christians pray – abba being the intimate term of address Jesus told his friends to use when praying to God who is their father. Not such an off-the-wall thought while the world burns tonight. I […]
  • Two new bishops
    It's a bit like the London buses: you wait for long enough and two come along at once. Downing Street has today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for the newly created Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales of which I am the Diocesan Bishop. The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for […]
  • As I was saying…
    The timing is terrible. The furore over my letter to the Prime Minister has exploded on the day I begin a family holiday in a place with no mobile signal and intermittent wifi. Sky sent a satellite truck to the middle of nowhere and, so, got their interview (although I struggled to hear the questions […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • opinion
    Rupert Shortt The Telegraph A man of faith with a firm grip on reality Jem Bloomfield Cassock Rippers and Ecclesiastical Fiction: An Interview with Catherine Fox Wonderful photographs by Richard Silver Don’t look down! Kaleidoscope-style photos of England’s churches and...
  • Oxford Faith Debates: survey of clergy opinion
    An announcement from Westminster Faith Debates, Clergy Polled In New Anglican Survey, reports that: A new survey is underway, gathering information about the beliefs and values of Anglican clergy in the UK for the purpose of academic research, and to...
  • Two new bishops for the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
    Downing Street has today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for the newly created Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales. The diocesan bishop Nick Baines has the details: Two new bishops. The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary...