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Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 3 December
    I shall stay awake, watching to see what God will say to me. And the Lord answered me saying, “The just will live by their faithfulness.” (Habakkuk 2:1-4)
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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.



A Medieval Christmas Journey under the South Creake Angels

Friday 25 November 2016 7.00pm

South Creake Angel playing pan flutesHexachordia, a trio of Norfolk musicians, will be taking an audience at St Mary’s Church South Creake on a Medieval Christmas Journey on Friday 25 November. Performing on a variety of medieval musical instruments beneath St Mary’s famous angel roof, Hexachordia will lead a musical journey of music, song and spoken word starting at the onset of winter and travelling on through Advent and Christmas and into the hope of the new year.

The Medieval and Renaissance music comes mainly from England with a sprinkling of pieces from further across Europe. Seasonal songs will include The Sussex Carol and The Coventry Carol which have their origins in the medieval period but are still familiar to us in the twenty-first century. The music will be interspersed with readings related to the experience of winter and the Nativity.

Tickets are £10 (to include wine and refreshments). Contact Alison Wakeman on 01328 23296 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or purchase on the door. Proceeds will go towards the churches of the Creakes Benefice (North Creake, South Creake, Sculthorpe and Syderstone).


Church of England News

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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • “Scared Christians”
    I knew I shouldn’t have done the interview with PA the other night. That said, I did, and I take responsibility for what followed. For the record (unlike the Daily Mail’s rather selective quotation which is now getting further transmitted and re-shaped – I haven’t seen the original PA copy), what I said in answer […]
  • Warten und Erwarten
    This is the text of a sermon for Advent Sunday 2016 which also concluded a Bachwoche at the St Johanniskirche in the German city of Würzburg. The service, with orchestra, choir and soloists, was a Kantatengottesdienst, and the reading was from Matthew 3. Danke sehr für die Einladung, heute die Predigt zu halten. Ganz am […]
  • Reconciliation
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC's Radio 4 Today programme: This week we have heard two stories about violence and extremism that raise questions about how it is possible to move on from terrible trauma into a new future. One involves Christians who have fled from their villages […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Preparing the way
    As a bagger of Wainwrights’s summits and occasional gully-scrambler I’ve always been faintly depressed by the vision in Isaiah 40 of every valley being raised up and every mountain lowered: perhaps it’s living in Lincolnshire which makes mountains something to...
  • Advent Hope
    Advent is the time for Hope. Advent 2016 brings to a close a year for which the new word is – as the Oxford English Dictionary has declared – ‘post-truth’. What hope, we might ask, for a post-truth world? We...
  • Opinion - 26 November 2016
    Jonathan Robinson ξἐνος Measuring Success or Faithfulness Bishop James Jones delivered the The Tenth Anniversary Ebor Lecture on 23 November: A Journey around Justice. [also available in alternative formatting here] David Ison ViaMedia.News “Absolute is NOT fabulous!” St Chrysostom’s Church,...
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, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

This statement was formally and unanimously agreed at South Creake Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 9 April 2014.