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  • Wed, 20 August
    May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, and may you be rooted and established in love, so that knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)
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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.


We are an Inclusive Church

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.


Pets Service 31 August 3.00 pm

Bring your animals and other family to our Pets Service in the church yard (in church if wet).

Dogs, cats, budgies, in fact . . . all pets welcome.

This will be a simple, fun service conducted by Fr Clive to celebrate the joy and happiness brought into our lives by our pets.

Please do come and bring your friends (human and animal) with you.


South Creake bells to ring again with Heritage Lottery Fund support

Thanks to a grant of £16,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the bells of St Mary’s Church, South Creake, will be ringing out over the village once more by the end of the year. The bells have been silent for many years to protect them from damage, but now the Parochial Church Council (PCC) can carry out the essential restoration work to set them ringing again. At the heart of the project is the installation of an Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus. This is an ingenious device which enables one person to ring all five bells at ground level in the church tower.

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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.


Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • As I was saying…
    The timing is terrible. The furore over my letter to the Prime Minister has exploded on the day I begin a family holiday in a place with no mobile signal and intermittent wifi. Sky sent a satellite truck to the middle of nowhere and, so, got their interview (although I struggled to hear the questions […]
  • Letter to Government
    This is the text of a letter I have sent to the Prime Minister and which will be referenced in national media tomorrow. Recognising the complexities of such matters and the difficult role of the Prime Minister in them, I wrote the letter as a constructive stimulus to discussion of the wider questions provoked by […]
  • The point of education
    This is the text of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: It's perhaps indicative of the original trauma itself that yesterday I got the shivers when I heard the A Level results were being published. I remember well – when I went with my dad to my old comprehensive […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Vicky Beeching comes out as a lesbian
    Last week Patrick Strudwick in the Independent broke the story about Vicky Beeching: Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star ‘I’m gay. God loves me just the way I am’. Another interview by Jonathan Merritt appeared at RNS Christian rock star Vicky...
  • Letter to Government - Iraq and IS
    Updated Sunday evening Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, has sent a letter about Iraq and IS to the Prime Minister. The bishop has published the text of the letter on his blog with this explanation. Recognising the complexities of...
  • EHRC calls for evidence on religion or belief issues
    Updated Tuesday EHRC press release The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a major call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the...