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Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 31 January
    The Lord says: I take no pleasure in the death of anyone. Turn to me and live! (Ezekiel 18:21-32)
Diocesan News
  • Archdeacon's Charge and Picnic launched for 2015
    On bank holiday Monday 4 May parishes, youth groups and schools will be coming together at Houghton Hall for a fun run/walk and a big picnic!
  • Real Easter Egg launched for 2015!
    The 'Real Easter Egg' returns for 2015 with a new story booklet and even more varieties.
  • Aylsham Church to have window dedicated
    At the celebration of Candlemas, the end of the Christmas season, on 1 February the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, will dedicate the recently repaired windows in the north aisle of the Parish Church of St. Michael And All Angels, Aylsham, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

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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.


The Bells of Our Lady Saint Mary

hlf english_compact_pantone_200pxOur five bells are of exceptional quality and until now a hidden treasure of this amazing church. After many years of silence they rang out again on 7 December 2014 to call villagers once more worship and to mark their joys and sorrows at weddings and funerals. The project was possible because of a large Heritage Lottery Fund grant and generous donations from many individuals.

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Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • BBC religion
    It was announced last week that the BBC is to shake up its commissioning briefs (so to speak). According to reports, four of the BBC’s most senior commissioners will have their roles closed as part of a major overhaul of the factual division. The restructuring, which is being overseen by factual commissioning controller Emma Swain, […]
  • Paris aftermath
    There isn’t much time for writing this blog at the moment. Life is full on, and my priorities lie elsewhere. One day I will get back to it properly. The last post was the script of the Thought for the Day, broadcast just a couple of hours before Islamist maniacs went on a killing rampage […]
  • Lights out in Cologne
    This is the text of this morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Not so long ago I stood on the steps of Cologne Cathedral in Germany and experienced the poignancy of being somewhere that had in recent history endured dreadful human suffering. The city was bombed to bits during the […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Three parent baby law is 'irresponsible' says Church of England
    That was the headline on a news report in the Telegraph by Sarah Knapton Science Editor of that newspaper: Three parent baby law is ‘irresponsible’ says Church of England ahead of vote. Introducing laws to allow three parent babies would...
  • opinion
    Ian Paul responds to the article by Linda Woodhead that I linked to last week: Who is ducking what in the C of E? Justin Welby has blogged On tweeting and touching and preached this homily at Trinity Wall Street,...
  • WATCH Statement on the consecration arrangements for the Bishop of Burnley
    WATCH published this statement yesterday. Statement on the consecration arrangements for the Bishop of Burnley on 2nd February 2015 Posted on January 29, 2015 We rejoice that as a result of the consecration of Bishop Libby Lane the Church 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.