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    Paul writes: We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; we see no way out, but we never despair. We always carry in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed there too. (2 Corinthians 4:8-12)
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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.

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On our FAQs page we answer, or attempt to answer, some of the more commonly asked questions about our Church and our Christian faith.


Yorke Trust Opera 22 - 26 July 2014

Gluck Armide

We are delighted to welcome the return of the Yorke Trust Opera to St Mary's performing Gluck's Armide.  See here for full information and box office.


North Norfolk Music Festival 12 - 24 August 2014

We are delighted to welcome the North Norfolk Music Festival to St Mary's South Creake for this their tenth festival season.

Full details of the programme can be found here.


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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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Bishops
    Well, today the General Synod finally voted to make it possible for women to be made bishops. Which means that before too long we should be able to stop talking about “women bishops” and just talk about “bishops”. Not everyone will be welcoming this development tonight, even if they knew it had to happen. The […]
  • Dying matters
    The Church has got to face up to the reality of the world as it is lived. So, Lord Carey has changed his mind about assisted dying by polarising ‘compassion’ and ‘doctrine’, and stating that the church had to come to terms with ‘lived realities’. Set aside the fact that Lord Carey continues to do […]
  • Are we nearly there yet…?
    Appointing bishops is a long process. A year ago yesterday the General Synod voted to dissolve three dioceses and create a single one for West Yorkshire & the Dales, working it in five episcopal areas. Almost six months to the day later I was interviewed for the post of diocesan bishop and asked to do […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Further news and comment on women bishops
    Update Wednesday morning Frank Field MP tweeted at 6.02 pm on Tuesday that “Ecclesiastical Committee, of which I am a Member, has just unanimously approved the women bishops measure. Hurrah!” Update Wednesday afternoon The agenda of yesterday’s meeting of the...
  • Update on clergy entering same-sex marriages
    This roundup has been somewhat delayed due to the distractions of General Synod, but here it is now. Our previous report was on 9 July, and is here. Madeleine Davies wrote in the Church Times on 11 July: Chaplain is...
  • Bishop of Edmonton to retire
    Updated Peter Wheatley, the area bishop of Edmonton in the diocese of London has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. There is nothing about this as yet on the London diocesan website, but we have...