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Daily Bible Verse
  • Tue, 26 July
    The Lord is near to the broken-hearted. He saves those whose spirit is crushed. (Psalms 34)
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
  • Growing up into a child
    This is the script fo this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show in the company of Mo Farah, Tamsin Greig, Robert Winston and Jamie Lawson: I have a theory about children's books. It's not original: children's books are mainly read by adults. By adults, for adults. Remember when Harry Potter […]
  • Will.or.May?
    I have been in the House of Lords all day today. I didn't put in to speak in any debate, but wanted to listen to debates on the European Union in particular. (The business for each day is established only a week or so beforehand – not great for people with diaries like mine.) Following […]
  • Nudity and nakedness
    This is the text of the article I was asked to write for this week's Radio Times. It was reported as a “lament”. It wasn't. I just thought it was quite funny. Well, would you Adam and Eve it? Recently 3000 people took their clothes off, painted themselves blue and lay around the not-so-tropical city […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Next Bishop of Tewkesbury to be Robert Springett
    Press release from Number 10 Suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury: Robert Wilfrid Springett From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 25 July 2016 The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Robert Wilfrid Springett to the Suffragan See...
  • Opinion - 23 July 2016
    Nazia Parveen The Guardian ‘This is what I’m meant to be doing’: the vicar welcoming Muslims to church Graham Kings Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion Sarah the Mother of Mission: An Exposition on Genesis 18 and the painting by...
  • Bishop of Sodor and Man to retire
    Robert Paterson, the Bishop of Sodor and Man, has announced that he will retire on 11 November 2016: Bishop Robert announces his retirement. BBC News Bishop of Sodor and Man Robert Paterson to retire...
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.