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Daily Bible Verse
  • SUN, 29 May
    Taking the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the people. They all ate as much as they wanted. (Luke 9:11-17)
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
  • EU matters (so far)
    Breaking up is hard to do. So went the song. But, whereas that might apply to love and relationships, it clearly is less so when it comes to politics. The EU referendum debate has so far been … er … pathetic – the trading of unsubstantiated prophetic claims on both sides, accompanied by 'selective' representations […]
  • Crippled Inside?
    This is the script of this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show in the presence of David Walliams, Jack Whitehall, Jodie Foster and Richard Ashcroft: I think I'm the only bishop to have been arrested for busking on the Paris Metro. OK, I was only nineteen or twenty and I […]
  • Onward and upward: Ascension Day
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: Today is not just Election Day – in the Christian calendar it is also Ascension Day. This is the day when, according to the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, the risen Jesus ended forty days […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Opinion - 28 May 2016
    Stuart Haynes Built by the people for the people Lindsey Fitzharris The Guardian The enduring fascination of relics, from Becket’s elbow to Elvis’s Graceland Giles Fraser The Guardian The world is getting more religious, because the poor go for God...
  • July General Synod - outline timetable
    The outline timetable for the July General Synod of the Church of England has been published today, and is copied below. The full agenda and other papers will be published on Friday 17 June 2016. GENERAL SYNOD: JULY 2016 Timetable...
  • Christine Wilson to be next Dean of Lincoln
    Press release from Number 10 Dean of Lincoln: Christine Wilson From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 27 May 2016 The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Christine Wilson to be appointed Dean of Lincoln. The...
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.