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Daily Bible Verse
  • Sat, 5 September
    Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 4:7-11)
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.

 

The South Creake Lectures

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Friday 4 September 2015 7.00pm

Dr Juliet Barker - Agincourt Revisited

2015 marks the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s victory at the battle of Agincourt in celebration of which it is said that South Creake’s wonderful angel roof was raised. Why more generally do we still remember that battle? What really happened on that day in 1415? Who were Henry V's 'band of brothers' who conquered the might of France? Dr Juliet Barker, one of the leading historians of this period, will discuss these and other questions in her talk to commemorate this most famous of medieval battles.

Entry free - no ticket needed

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Friday 2 October 2015 7.00pm

Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans - Making Sense of the Bible

Jeffrey John writes: ‘Lots of people have been put off reading and studying the Bible by inadequate, usually over-literal, presentations of it in schools, churches, university Christian Unions and elsewhere. Making sense of the Bible today involves asking questions about the authors’ original context and intention, which may be very different from the superficial, literal, meaning. This lecture explains – entertainingly, I hope – what real Bible study is about, and shows why so far from undermining faith, it strengthens it and creates a thirst to learn more.’

Entry free - no ticket needed

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Fields of Vision 29 August - 12 September

The Second South Creake Visual Art Festival

Fields of Vision logoAfter a highly successful inaugural event in 2013 Fields of Vision returns to Our Lady Saint Mary in 2015. This is a multi-arts exhibition, combining the talents of a group of acclaimed creative practitioners and the unique space of one of the finest mediaeval churches in Norfolk.  An eclectic mix of artists who have individually exhibited nationally and internationally but have not previously shown together will display their works in St Mary's from Saturday 29 August - Saturday 12 September.  Entrance to the exhibition is free. For more information visit the Fields of Vision website.

 

Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Refugee crisis in Europe
    Actually, the crisis is not in Europe, but in the appallingly destructive states from which millions of people are fleeing. If, as some politicians and commentators are suggesting, we can't solve the problem by simply taking more and more refugees (and, which has some truth to it, thereby feeding the people-traffickers), then more strategic attention […]
  • Reimagining Europe
    Well, that's the sort of title to set the cat among the pigeons. It sometimes seems impossible to have an intelligent, informed and adult conversation about Europe, it's future and its value. A bit like mentioning immigration in the British press. It could be thought that this isn't the best time to be opening a […]
  • In defence of the BBC
    The highlight of the annual Edinburgh International Television Festival is almost always the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture. The 2015 lecture was delivered by Armando Iannucci, (as far as I can see) the first 'creative' to have done so for over a decade apart from Kevin Spacey. This matters. At a time when the BBC is under […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • opinion
    Madeleine Davies Why are clergy wasting their time on social media? Tom Lamont The Observer Mission impossible? Meet the new chaplains [The Theos report mentioned in this article is available for purchase or free download here.] Tinyiko Maluleke Mail &...
  • Next Bishop of Newcastle announced
    Updated Thursday Press release from Number 10 Bishop of Newcastle: Christine Hardman From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 2 September 2015 The Venerable Christine Hardman is appointed as Her Majesty’s Bishop in the diocese of Newcastle. The...
  • opinion
    Michael Spencer Internet Monk Thoughts on “Gear” [scroll down to find it] Simon Jenkins Reform Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Typing in tongues Paul Bayes The Barlow Stick [part of the Intimate:Inanimate project] Jayne Ozanne Church of England Newspaper A...
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.