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Daily Bible Verse
  • SUN, 14 February
    Jesus answered the tempter saying, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.'” (Luke 4:1-13)
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.


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Under an African sky (Tanzania visit)
    When Paul Simon put out the epic Graceland, one of the most evocative lyrics on the album referred to “under an African sky”. I didn't really understand why an African sky should be any different from any other sky. (There speaks a British city man.) On my first trip to Africa – to Zimbabwe for […]
  • Catching up … sort of
    I don't have much time these days for doing the blog. All I manage to put up is scripts or journalism. I recently did a paper at a theological conference, but 5,000 words is too many for this medium. Tomorrow I head off to Tanzania to visit one of our Anglican partnership links: three dioceses […]
  • New Year 2016
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: It doesn't seem that long since we were doing this last year: looking back at the old and wondering what the new year will hold. Many people in my part of the world will be hoping for better […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Opinion - 13 February 2016
    Archdruid Eileen Government to Introduce League Tables For Churches The Archbishop of Canterbury gave this Church of Ireland Theological Lecture on Monday: ‘The Generational Struggle’. Nick Baines Under an African sky (Tanzania visit) Church Times is publishing a seven-week series...
  • Pre-Synod comment and news
    Updated Saturday to add the article by William Nye Also updated Saturday to give a working link to Martyn Percy’s essay The General Synod of the Church of England meets next week. Here are some recent relevant articles. Kelvin Holdsworth...
  • Statement from Bishop Paul Butler on George Bell
    The Church of England has issued this statement today. Statement from Bishop Paul Butler on George Bell 08 February 2016 The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, lead bishop on safeguarding has issued a statement today following various media comments on...
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.