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Daily Bible Verse
  • Tue, 27 January
    Resist the tempter, standing firm in the faith, because you know that it is the same kind of suffering that the community of believers throughout the world is undergoing. (1 Peter 5:5-11)
Diocesan News
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Singing God’s Praises.
    This year HarperCollins is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Mission Praise. Initially used for Billy Graham’s Mission England rallies in the 1980s it has become a staple of worship throughout the UK and across the world.
  • The latest edition of eNews is out now!
    Featuring news of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Graham, the latest edition of eNews is out now.
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
    On Monday 26 January, a group from the Diocese of Norwich are travelling to the Holy Land, led by Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.

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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.

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.


The Bells of Our Lady Saint Mary

hlf english_compact_pantone_200pxOur five bells are of exceptional quality and until now a hidden treasure of this amazing church. After many years of silence they rang out again on 7 December 2014 to call villagers once more worship and to mark their joys and sorrows at weddings and funerals. The project was possible because of a large Heritage Lottery Fund grant and generous donations from many individuals.

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Church of England News

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Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • BBC religion
    It was announced last week that the BBC is to shake up its commissioning briefs (so to speak). According to reports, four of the BBC’s most senior commissioners will have their roles closed as part of a major overhaul of the factual division. The restructuring, which is being overseen by factual commissioning controller Emma Swain, […]
  • Paris aftermath
    There isn’t much time for writing this blog at the moment. Life is full on, and my priorities lie elsewhere. One day I will get back to it properly. The last post was the script of the Thought for the Day, broadcast just a couple of hours before Islamist maniacs went on a killing rampage […]
  • Lights out in Cologne
    This is the text of this morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Not so long ago I stood on the steps of Cologne Cathedral in Germany and experienced the poignancy of being somewhere that had in recent history endured dreadful human suffering. The city was bombed to bits during the […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • The Rt Revd Libby Lane
    Updated Monday evening and Tuesday morning Church House press release Rt Revd Libby Lane consecrated at York Minster 26 January 2015 The Rt Revd Libby Lane has been consecrated as the first female bishop in the Church of England in...
  • Libby Lane
    Updated Monday morning The Revd Libby Lane will be consecrated as Bishop of Stockport in York Minster tomorrow (Monday) morning. The Church of England has this published this interview. “Recorded on the day her appointment was announced, it has behind...
  • opinion
    Linda Woodhead Church Times The challenges that the new C of E reports duck Meri-Anna Hintsala Westminster Faith Faiths blog Putting a Church Online – Lessons from Finland Church Times leader Right sort of growth Michael Paulson New York Times...
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.