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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.

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On our FAQs page we answer, or attempt to answer, some of the more commonly asked questions about our Church and our Christian faith.

 

South Creake bells to ring again with Heritage Lottery Fund support

Thanks to a grant of £16,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the bells of St Mary’s Church, South Creake, will be ringing out over the village once more by the end of the year. The bells have been silent for many years to protect them from damage, but now the Parochial Church Council (PCC) can carry out the essential restoration work to set them ringing again. At the heart of the project is the installation of an Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus. This is an ingenious device which enables one person to ring all five bells at ground level in the church tower.

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Musings of a restless bishop
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  • The need for good journalism
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  • Berlin vision
    Predigt, Berliner Dom, den 28en September 2014 Liebe Gemeinde, Wir sind am Donnerstagmorgen in Berlin angekommen und wir fahren heute Nachmittag nach England zurück. Die Meißen Kommission, deren Co-Vorsitzender ich bin, hat sich in den letzten vier Tagen mit dem Thema „Kirche und Politik” beschäftigt. Wir fingen mit einem Treffen im Deutschen Bundestag an, und […]
Thinking Anglicans
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  • Conversion of Civil Partnerships to Marriages
    The government has issued this press release: Conversion of civil partnerships into marriage From:Government Equalities Office and Nick Boles MP First published:15 October 2014 Revised regulations set out the process for the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages, giving couples...
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.