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Daily Bible Verse
  • Fri, 27 November
    God says: Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, my faithful love for you will not be shaken. (Isaiah 54:1-10)
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
  • Buy Nothing Friday
    This is the text of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: Today has been designated 'Buy Nothing Day' in over sixty five countries. By now, of course, it might have spread even further afield. I like the idea of 'Buy Nothing Day', not because I'm one of those miserable […]
  • Security Strategy
    Yesterday in the House of Commons the Prime Minister made a statement about the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015. It was later repeated in the House of Lords, where I was present. This work takes seriously the needs of the country in a challenging and changing world. It faces up […]
  • Just pray?
    This is the text of an article requested this morning by the Yorkshire Post in relation to the decision by cinema advertising bodies not to show an advert about the Lord's Prayer in their cinemas before Christmas this year. The decision has provoked a spat in the media and on social media – some of […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Synod election turnout
    Updated on Friday to add questions 36 and 37 and their answer below the fold In the Questions session at this week’s General Synod the Secretary General was asked about turnout in the recent elections to Synod. In reply he...
  • Karen Gorham to be next Bishop of Sherborne
    Press release from Number 10 Suffragan Bishop of Sherborne: Karen Marisa Gorham From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 26 November 2015 The Queen has approved the nomination of Venerable Karen Marisa Gorham to the Suffragan See of...
  • General Synod - day 2 of 2
    Updated Thursday morning Business on Wednesday 25 November Church of England press releases Concern for the planet is not a Christian ‘add-on’, Archbishop of York tells Synod General Synod backs work to help vulnerable refugees [See below the fold for...
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.