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Daily Bible Verse
  • SUN, 26 June
    Someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9:57-62)
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.


Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra Friday 24 June 7.30pm

As part of their Norfolk Tour, the Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra will be performing at St Mary's South Creake. The orchestra, made up of 60 young people aged 13 - 18, will play:

  • Sibelius Symphony No. 5
  • Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
  • Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Ticket are £10.45 and can be purchased at the door or by going to www.eventbrite.co.uk and searching for BCYO.

Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Whither Europe?
    So, the people of the UK have spoken. But, what they have said is unclear. Nevertheless, the outcome is more than clear. We must now shape the future and not simply waste our time complaining about it. What is powerfully clear also is that we now have a rudderless government trying to forge a path […]
  • The humanity of Parliament
    Today saw the recall of both Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to Jo Cox, the MP murdered last Thursday in her constituency of Batley and Spen. I will catch up on tributes made in the Commons when I get home, but speeches in the Lords were powerful and moving. I spoke on behalf of […]
  • EU Referendum
    Despite my deep European experience and connections (as well as affections), I decided early on in the referendum campaign to treat it like a real debate and listen to the arguments. The whole point of a debate is that those involved should listen and, if appropriate, be willing to change their mind. I wanted to […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Opinion - 25 June 2016
    Andrew Brown The Guardian Church of England aims to agree to disagree over homosexuality Two of this year’s ordinands reflect on their vocations. Lucy Savage ‘I remember having an overwhelming feeling that this was going to be me one day’...
  • Church responses to the EU Referendum
    Updated Friday evening, Saturday morning, Sunday morning The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement. On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s...
  • More reading for the Shared Conversations
    As if there wasn’t enough material already, there are two large official documents in addition to the two small ones linked in this article. There is a Faith and Order Commission report GS Misc 1139 Communion and Disagreement. And there...
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.