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  • Thu, 18 December
    You hold me by my hand, Lord, and guide me with your counsel. If I am with you, I desire nothing upon the earth. (Psalms 73)
Diocesan News
  • Church of England announce first woman bishop
    Downing Street have today announced that the new Bishop of Stockport - and the first woman bishop in the Church of England - will be the Revd Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter's, Hale, and St Elizabeth's, Ashley.
  • The latest edition of eNews is out now!
    Featuring a Christmas message from the Diocesan staff team, the latest edition of eNews is out now.
  • The Rocking Bishop returns for Christmas
    The Rocking Bishop (AKA the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn) is releasing a single for Christmas. With words written by Bishop Jonathan and the music composed and played by Jamie Thurston, this is a follow up to their Charity CD collaboration in 2013 (Everlasting Smiles from the ‘60s).

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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.


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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Church of England News

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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • On the face of it
    The current rhetoric around immigration, asylum and 'foreigners' is not one might call constructive. Statistics are bandied around, particularly by politicians determined to cut numbers. However, behind the numbers are people. Last week I visited PAFRAS, a centre dedicated to care for and serve asylum-seekers and refugees, based in a church hall in Leeds. PAFRAS […]
  • 3 points
    Apart from posting scripts and personal stuff, I haven't had time to get back to the sort of blogging that provokes or responds or interprets. The latest personal news is today's receipt of an Honorary Fellowship awarded by Bradford College. Following on from an Honorary Doctorate from the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena last Tuesday (and an […]
  • Unmerited honour
    I have just returned from Jena in Germany where I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität on Tuesday evening. This was awarded for my contribution to ecumenical work between the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland and for work in practical theology. As I said on the night, I find […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill published
    The following ministerial statement has been issued by a government minister, Mr Sam Gyimah: Publication of Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill Today the Government is introducing the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill to the House of Commons, with explanatory notes. The Bill...
  • more on Bishop of Stockport
    More news reports in addition to those I linked to yesterday Isabel Hardman The Spectator Meet Libby Lane – the first interview with the first woman bishop John Bingham The Telegraph First woman bishop ‘grew up believing that anything was...
  • Bishop of Stockport - early press reports
    Madeleine Davies Church Times C of E names its first woman bishop Andrew Brown The Guardian Church of England’s first female bishop named as Libby Lane Haroon Siddique The Guardian Libby Lane: profile of the Church of England’s first female...
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.