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  • Fri, 27 March
    St. Paul writes: Love does no harm to one's neighbour, and so love is the fulfilment of the Law. (Romans 13:8-10)
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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 reputation of Richard III
    This is the text of this morning's Thought for the Day on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: Having lived for nine years in Leicestershire and now living in Yorkshire, I feel like I inhabit the tension around the final burial place of King Richard III. His bones will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, less […]
  • Building blocks
    This is the text of my Presidential Address yesterday to the second Diocesan Synod of the infant Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales: Several years ago I sat through a theological conference in Salisbury on Fresh Expressions and the nature of the church. Like most conferences, there were some papers that grabbed the attention […]
  • 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 […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Lords Spiritual (Women) Act receives Royal Assent
    The Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015 received the Royal Assent today. The Church of England issued a press release welcoming the Royal Assent which includes this: Under the terms of the Act, the Venerable Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney, who...
  • Bishop of Gloucester
    Updated 10 Downing Street has announced that the next Bishop of Gloucester is to be the Venerable Rachel Treweek, currently Archdeacon of Hackney. Diocese of Gloucester: Venerable Rachel Treweek The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Rachel Treweek,...
  • Alison White to be Bishop of Hull
    The Archbishop of York has tweeted “Wonderful news that HM The Queen has appointed the Revd Canon Alison White as the Bishop Suffragan of the See of Hull”. And here is the announcement from Number 10 (complete with misprint -...
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.