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Daily Bible Verse
  • Thu, 26 May
    Paul writes: Exterior rules are only the shadow of what is to come: the reality is the body of Christ. (Colossians 2:16-23)
Diocesan News
  • Soul Space - a place to reflect
    Following on from last year’s success Woodfields SEN School in Sheringham held another Soul Space event for its pupils. 
  • Open Churches Week 2016
    This year Open Churches Week will run from Saturday 6 August to Sunday 14 August inclusive.
  • New Lay Canons of Norwich Cathedral installed
    The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James installed Richard M Butler MBE DL, Diocesan Secretary, Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE MA DL and Lucy Heywood as Lay Canons of Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 15 May

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
  • Crippled Inside?
    This is the script of this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show in the presence of David Walliams, Jack Whitehall, Jodie Foster and Richard Ashcroft: I think I'm the only bishop to have been arrested for busking on the Paris Metro. OK, I was only nineteen or twenty and I […]
  • 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 […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Church of Scotland approves the Columba Declaration
    Updated Wednesday evening The Church of Scotland reports today: Historic ecumenical agreement with Church of England approved. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has unanimously backed a landmark agreement to enter into an historic ecumenical partnership with the...
  • People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales
    Updated Wednesday morning Stephen Bullivant of the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, has published a report Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales (free pdf download). Despite its title the report is not...
  • Opinion - 21 May 2016
    Andrew Lightbown Why I am worried about the C of E’S 8.2% return Kelvin Holdsworth We worship a non-binary God. Don’t we? Giles Fraser The Guardian Giving your body for dissection overcomes an ancient taboo Deepening Connections: The Diocese of...
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.