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  • Thu, 17 April
    Jesus said: In truth, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains only a single grain. But if it dies, it yields a big harvest. (John 12:20-30)
Diocesan News

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 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.


Easter Egg Hunt 2014

From 1 - 22 April we're taking part in the Diocesan Easter Egg Hunt again. An Easter egg will be hidden somewhere in the church and the idea is that people come and look for it. When they've found it, they have to take a picture of it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the photo. The person who sends in the most photos wins an ethical chocolate hamper.Easter Egg Hunt


Sponsor Fr Clive

Archdeacon's Charge 2014

After his Lycra-clad triumph in last year's Archdeacon's Charge, Fr Clive is training hard again for this year's Charge being held on the Stody Estate near Holt. And he is looking for sponsorship. Click here to find out how to sponsor him.

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Yorke Trust Easter Concert

The Yorke Trust's annual Choral Concert will be taking place at Binham Priory on Friday 11 April and on 12 April at Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake at 7.00 pm.
Works by Purcell, Britten, JS Bach, Buxtehude, Schütz and Brhams performed by The Yorke Trust Chorus and Baroque Ensemble.

Tickets £16.00 from Yorke Trust


Restoration of the Bells

The bells at Saint Mary’s, South Creake’s parish church, have been silent since before the Second World War. Now there are plans to restore them so that they can ring out again to call people to worship, to celebrate weddings, and to mark funerals. Letters of support for this project as well as financial support would be gratefully received.

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Church of England News

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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
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    This is a poignant week. Not only do we we in the church consciously walk with Jesus and his bizarre group of friends through acclamation, popularity, betrayal, denial, desertion and death, but up here in West Yorkshire we experience all the emotions that go with 'endings'. This evening my office closed for ever. Tomorrow I […]
  • The writing on the wall
    One of these days I'll get back to posting about what's going on in the world. In the meantime, however, here is the script for this morning's Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2: I've just been to Berlin for the weekend – and not for a stag do. I […]
  • Whose city is it, anyway?
    This is the basic text of a sermon preached on Sunday evening 6 April 2014 in the Berliner Dom – one of a series for Lent under the general theme of 'Reformation and Politics'. I was given the theme last December, but only got the biblical text last week. So, having tried to revise it […]
Thinking Anglicans
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