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  • Mon, 2 March
    We now put all our heart into following you, God, and seeking your face. Rescue us in accordance with your wonderful deeds. (Daniel 3:41-43 (B:18-20))
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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.

View from south door

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

 

The South Creake Lectures

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Friday 4 September 2015 7.00pm

Dr Juliet Barker - Agincourt Revisited

2015 marks the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s victory at the battle of Agincourt in celebration of which St Mary’s glorious angel roof was raised. Juliet Barker, a leading historian and author, will talk about this most famous of medieval battles. 

Entry free

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Friday 2 October 2015 7.00pm

Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans - Making Sense of the Bible

An entertaining explanation by a leading theological scholar of what real Bible study is about and how it can strengthen faith.

Entry free

 

The Bells of Our Lady Saint Mary

hlf english_compact_pantone_200pxOur five bells are of exceptional quality and until now a hidden treasure of this amazing church. After many years of silence they rang out again on 7 December 2014 to call villagers once more worship and to mark their joys and sorrows at weddings and funerals. The project was possible because of a large Heritage Lottery Fund grant and generous donations from many individuals.

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Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • The living wage
    As always these days, I am slightly behind on the news response front. It seems that the Church of England is apologising for having urged – in the recent Bishops' Pastoral Letter – that no one should be paid less than the living wage. The Church itself is accused of 'hypocrisy' (how original…) as examples […]
  • Bishops and politics
    How extraordinary? This morning the BBC Today programme brought together a bishop and a politician to discuss the pastoral letter to be published later today by the House of Bishops. The Daily Telegraph and others tell the bishops to stay out of politics because they are “left-leaning”. Two problems here: (a) Nadine Dorries began her […]
  • Dresden
    I know Dresden well. I know people in Dresden well. The devastation visited by Allied bombing on 13/14 February 1945 was horrendous. That is a phenomenological fact – apart from any moral consideration of the event. It is shameful that a so-called free press, so often “defended” by the so-called “popular” press, sees fit to […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • opinion
    Cole Moreton Five ways for the Church of England to stop making a complete and utter fool of itself over money Kelvin Holdsworth The Archbishop, the gays and their sins Charlotte Gale Ten things I have learned about General Synod...
  • Good Disagreement: David Ison writes for Accepting Evangelicals
    Accepting Evangelicals has today launched a new section of its website, titled Good Disagreement. This includes an article of the same title, by the Dean of St Paul’s, David Ison. A pdf version of his article is also available. Here...
  • The Church of England and the living wage
    The Sun newspaper (in an article behind its paywall) reported this morning that some cathedrals and churches are hiring staff on salaries below the living wage. This is despite last week’s pastoral letter from the House of Bishops calling on...
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.