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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
  • If music be the food of love…
    The great thing about getting away on holiday is the time to think, reflect and consider. Arriving on holiday to the mother of all thunder storms (started about four hours ago and still hammering), there isn't much to do other than think, reflect and consider. Or read and think and consider. At a business breakfast […]
  • New bishops, new directions
    This morning the new Bishops of Bradford and Huddersfield were consecrated (not ‘concentrated’, as someone put it in a prayer last week) at York Minster. The immediate reports and photos can be seen here. This completes the episcopal team for the new Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales (not “Daleks’, as someone printed it […]
  • The need for good journalism
    This is the text of an article published in the Yorkshire Post today: Has British journalism really improved? Or was the Leveson Inquiry just something to entertain us until business returned to normal while no one was looking? I guess we are about to find out. The Minister for Civil Society announced on the eve […]
Thinking Anglicans
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    Ian Paul How to save a diocese Gillan Scott How to prevent the extinction of the Church of England Jonathan Clatworthy Does the Church still need parishes? Miranda Threlfall-Holmes Women in the Episcopate Bill gains Royal Assent Sarah and Lindsey...
  • Online General Synod papers
    The papers of next month’s meeting of General Synod on 17 and 18 November are now all online here in agenda order. Here is a list in numerical order, with a note of the day scheduled for their consideration. GS...
  • General Synod agenda published
    The final agenda and the papers for next month’s meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England are published today, along with this press release summarising the agenda. Final agenda for General Synod published 24 October 2014 The...
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.