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Daily Bible Verse
  • SUN, 23 October
    Jesus said: In the temple a person prayed saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner” and I tell you he went home forgiven. (Luke 18:9-14)
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.


Thank Your Vicar Week: 16 - 23 October

Thank Your Vicar Week launches nationally in every Anglican diocese this autumn and gives parishes the opportunity to say a big thank you to their vicar or curate by holding a special service or school assembly.

The Week is organised by St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, a charity which cares for the health and wellbeing of Anglican clergy and their families. CEO Claire Walker says: "We know how hard clergy work for the people they serve, and what a difference to clergy wellbeing it makes when parishes and schools show their appreciation. Let’s make Thank Your Vicar Week an event your clergy will remember!”

Schools and parishes can download free resources from St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy website from Thursday 8 September, with ideas for Thank Your Vicar Week celebrations. School resources have been devised to complement the RE curriculum.

As a tangible way of showing support for their clergy, schools and parishes are encouraged to hold a simple fundraising event, or make a donation, to St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. This will make it possible for St Luke’s to continue to support clergy who are facing health challenges, physical or mental.


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • The meanings of Brexit
    It is clear that the government is working assiduously to create some shape out of the decision in the June referendum to leave the European Union. It is also clear that a huge number of questions that should have been tested out prior to the referendum itself have not been. Now it is a case […]
  • Loving.Living.Learning
    This is the script of this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show in the company of Robbie Williams, Anne Robinson, Mark Strong, Michael Pena and The Shires: This might mark me down as a sad man, but one of my favourite film scenes is Bill Murray doing karaoke in Tokyo […]
  • The nature of belief
    One of the questions constantly raised about the term “freedom of religion or belief” is that “belief” is assumed to be synonymous with “blind assumption”, “mere opinion” or “wishful thinking”. Having just finished with the IPPFORB in Berlin – read Angela Merkel's speech from yesterday in the Reichstag here but only in German – the […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Opinion - 22 October 2016
    Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, ViaMedia.News “Calm Down Dear…” – Love and Anger This article has attracted the attention of The Telegraph (‘Calm down, dear’: how bishops talk down to gay people – by leading bishop) and Christian Today (You...
  • Trouble at York Minster
    *** Updated Friday 21 October There have been a lot of reports of the decision taken by the authorities at York Minster with respect to the Minster bellringers. The BBC’s coverage begins here with the headline “York Minster bells silenced...
  • Opinion - 15 October 2016
    Church Times is running a series of articles on Renewal & Reform. Ethnicity falls behind gender in vocations project Hattie Williams looks into the C of E’s bid to increase ordinations. High flyers’ training proves popular but can’t escape flak...
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, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

This statement was formally and unanimously agreed at South Creake Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 9 April 2014.