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    Jesus said: In truth I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:31-40)
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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
  • Getting down to business
    This is the text of my Presidential Address to the first Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Leeds (West Yorkshire & the Dales) on Saturday 22 November 2014 in Harrogate. Of course, we have been getting down to the business of ministry and mission ever since the day the diocese began (at Easter 2014), but […]
  • Children in Need (again)
    This is the text of this morning's Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 (with Michael Ball, Michelle Collins, Barbara Windsor, and a snatch of Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott rehearsing). “Children in tweed? Why would they put their children in tweed?!” That's what I heard in the train to […]
  • The fall of the Wall
    This is the text of an article I published in the Yorkshire Post yesterday. Every English teenager should be required to go with me to Berlin and take a 100 metre walk from the Brandenburg Gate up Unter den Linden. Within that short stretch we would walk the human history of great culture and dreadful […]
Thinking Anglicans
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    Miranda Threlfall-Holmes 5 Things I miss about being Laity Cathy Newman interviews Rose Hudson-Wilkin for The Telegraph Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin: The truth? We’re all fearful for the first female bishops Rupert Christiansen The Telegraph Why do Christmas carols make the...
  • Women bishops legislation: Isle of Man & Channel Islands
    The Questions on Monday evening at General Synod included this question and answer: The Revd Rosalind Rutherford (Winchester) asked the Secretary General: Q What steps need to be taken to ensure that all the components of the legislative package for...
  • Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich
    Press release from the Prime Minister’s Office Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich: Martin Alan Seeley From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 20 November 2014 Part of: Arts and culture The Queen has approved the nomination of...
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.