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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary's North Creake

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The Church of Saint Mary is the village church of North Creake. Our worship follows traditional forms using the Book of Common Prayer. 

Click here for How to Find Us. 

The interior of North Creake, apart from its roof, is mostly an 1890s restoration of a Decorated chancel and Perpendicular tower and nave. The restoration is said to be faithful but has deprived North Creake of much of the patina of age. The most noticeable feature of the nave is the roof, which retains some of its old paint. This fine Anglian hammerbeam has gaudy angels that look rather oriental. The aisle roofs are simpler but also original. Even the restored chancel roof apparently uses the original members, though its angels look modern. Above the chancel arch are the remains of a Doom painting, defaced by the chip marks of its plastering. Beyond is a decorated chancel containing a fine group of piscina, sedelia and Easter Sepulchre.

Upcoming events

Church Fete 2.00pm Sunday 28 May


Harvest Thanksgiving Festival and Supper 6.00pm Saturday 29 September


Service of Readings and Carols 3.00pm Saturday 16 December

Thinking Anglicans

  • Los Angeles: coadjutor bishop says property sale to proceed
    Earlier reports here and then here. Bishop John Taylor, the Coadjutor Bishop of Los Angeles, has published this: A Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Episcopal News Service explains: Los Angeles bishop coadjutor says disputed St. James property...
  • New Zealand marriage blessing proposals
    The Church Times this week carries a report on New Zealand: Priests could be authorised to offer same-sex blessings in New Zealand Here are some links from New Zealand that contain more information: AnglicanTaonga New way forward? Report out now...
  • Opinion - 12 August 2017
    Paul Bayes Huffington Post UK The Life And Death Divide Which Shames Our Nation This refers to this research report North-South disparities in English mortality1965–2015: longitudinal population study by Iain E Buchan, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Matthew Sperrin, Tarani Chandola, Tim Doran....

King James Bible Daily Reading

    August 18, 2017

    John 13
    1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Norwich Diocesan News

  • New Readers to be licensed – could it be you too?
    Seven new readers will be licenced at Readers Day on 2 September at Norwich Cathedral. Each has their own story of how they have felt called to serve in this way and their own unique gifting and character to bring to this form of ministry. Reader ministry has been in existence for 151 years, and Readers (sometimes called ‘Licensed Lay Ministers’) are a mainstay of the Church of England.
  • Pump up your tyres, dust off your walking boots and go exploring
    The annual Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike, Ride and Drive is back on Saturday 9 September.
  • First 'Public Home' opens!
    On Sunday St Thomas Church, Norwich officially opened The Mitre public house as a public home.