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Daily Bible Verse
  • Fri, 9 October
    God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. But when you are tempted, God will give you the means to stand up to it and will show you a way forward. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
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
  • Denis Healey
    Denis Healey is dead at 98. He was the best leader Labour never had. He was also the last of a generation of politicians who had a hinterland to their political life. The best (and the first) political autobiography I ever read was Healey's The Time of My Life. In it he prophesies against the […]
  • Who do we think we are?
    I am in Liverpool to chair the Meissen Commission for four days. This Commission brings together the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland. We meet annually, alternately in Germany or England. It is inevitable, perhaps, that the constant backdrop to our conversations is our common history in Europe. And behind it all […]
  • Freedom of religion
    I am about to leave New York City having attended the second meeting of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief. The acronym IPPFoRB might need a bit of attention… Convened last year by a small group of parliamentarians from the UK (Baroness Elizabeth Berridge), Norway, Brazil, Germany and Canada, this […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Peter Ball sentenced
    Updated Thursday Our previous article on Peter Ball is here, with links to earlier articles. Peter Ball was sentenced to 32 months in prison this morning. [Update: the sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Wilkie can be read here.] The Church...
  • Independent review of Peter Ball case announced
    We reported on the Peter Ball case on 8 September: Peter Ball pleads guilty. Since we published that article, this appeared on 13 September: Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS. Today, the Archbishop of Canterbury has announced an...
  • Communique from the Church of Nigeria
    Updated Although the document has yet to appear on the provincial website, the full text of a communiqué from the September meeting of the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria has been published at Episcopal Cafè and also at...
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.