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Daily Bible Verse
  • Thu, 25 August
    John the Baptist said to the people: Anyone who has two tunics must share with whoever has none. And anyone with something to eat must do the same. (Luke 3:10-18)
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.


North Norfolk Music Festival 15 - 27 August 2016

We are delighted to welcome the North Norfolk Music Festival to St Mary's South Creake for this their twelth festival season.

Full details of the programme can be found here.


The South Creake Lectures

Friday 2 September 2016 7.00pm

Victor Stock, lately Dean of Guildford - Force Feeding: Is Religion Bad for You?

Victor StockFrom ISIS to Christian Fundamentalism millions of people are fed on certainty and fear of difference. Is reasonable religion doomed to be dismissed by the thoughtful and the inquiring or can classical Anglicanism make its voice heard? When we all worry about exercise and diet we need to remember that we are what we eat and there is nothing holy about being unattractive.

Entry free - no ticket needed 

Friday 7 October 2016 7.00pm 

Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts - The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Art

Charles Saumarez Smith

In this lecture, Charles Saumarez Smith will explore some of the relationships between the practice of contemporary art and religion: the search for transcendence; the idea of the sacred; and the use of symbolic meaning. He will use examples drawn from the work of, amongst others, Alison Watt, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Edmund de Waal.

Entry free - no ticket needed

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Church of England News

What's on at St Mary's
Nick Baines's Blog
Musings of a restless bishop
  • Loyalty and loyalties
    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: It's been an interesting couple of weeks, hasn't it? I never thought I'd be interested in people riding bikes around a track, but I got drawn into the Rio velodrome. There is a massive upsurge in pride in […]
  • A bit about sport
    This is the text of an article I wrote for the Yorkshire Post, published here today and anticipating a conference at York St John University next week – the Inaugural Global Congress on Sport and Christianity: It took me a while to work out just why my GP advised me to give up playing squash […]
  • Making somewhere great again
    What is it about politicians that encourages them to make absurd pitches for power? During the EU Referendum campaign we saw ridiculous promises, based on dodgy assumptions, made with a confidence and certainty that defied reality. In the USA we see it in Donald Trump's campaign slogan: 'Make America great again.' No definition of 'great'. […]
Thinking Anglicans
  • Archbishop of Wales to retire in January
    Press release from the Church in Wales Archbishop of Wales to retire in January The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, will retire next year after nearly 14 years at the helm of the Church in Wales and 24 years...
  • Dean of Wells: John Harverd Davies
    Press release from Number 10 Dean of Wells: John Harverd Davies From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street First published: 23 August 2016 The Queen has approved the nomination of the Very Reverend John Harverd Davies to the Deanery of...
  • Opinion - 20 August 2016
    India Sturgis The Telegraph ‘The bishop made clear to me that there would be consequences.’ Meet Clive Larsen, the reverend who left the church to marry his gay lover A profile of Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, Asian Express ‘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, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

This statement was formally and unanimously agreed at South Creake Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 9 April 2014.