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Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 30 April
    From now on, your life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ — who is your life — is revealed, you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4)
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.


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • The Hillsborough statement
    The Home Secretary's statement following the Hillsborough verdicts was read in the House of Lords yesterday. The former Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, who chaired the Independent Panel, was seated in the gallery. The whole exchange can be read here. My question, towards the end of the debate, was as follows: My Lords, I declare […]
  • Child refugees
    Yesterday evening (26 April 2016) the House of Lords considered amendments made in the House of Commons to the Government’s Immigration Bill. Labour Peer Lord Dubs proposed an amendment (as an alternative to his previous one, rejected by MPs), that would require the Government to “make arrangements to relocate to the United Kingdom and support […]
  • Museums and the North
    I am the bishop on duty in the House of Lords this week. This means leading prayers at the beginning of each day's business – today at 2.30pm. The business always kicks off with Oral Questions, the four on the order paper having been selected in a ballot. One of the questions on Monday was […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • ACC-16 - ACNS reports
    Updated Since the close of this month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council the Anglican Communion News Service has published a number of articles about its work, including these, all by Gavin Drake. Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions...
  • Suffragan Bishops
    David Pocklington of Law & Religion UK has written this very useful article: Suffragan bishops: from selection to ordination & consecration. Prompted by the forthcoming translation of the Bishop of Sheffield to Oxford he has also written Bishops: from announcement...
  • Opinion - 23 April 2016
    Michael Ainsworth Law & Religion UK Thoughts on railways, clergy, religion and the law Jim Grover The Guardian How my camera helped me re-focus on my faith Darrell Hannah Church Times Robust approach to fossil fuels required...
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.