Home

Search Our Site

Register
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random

Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary's North Creake

Jeremy Whigham StMNC 1000px

 

Welcome to St Mary’s, the parish church of North Creake, where for over seven hundred years villagers have gathered to praise God. We are a parish church in The Church of England and The Diocese of Norwich.

We are part of The Benefice of North Creake, South Creake with Waterden, Syderstone with Barmer, and Sculthorpe.

Our Rector is The Reverend Clive Wylie who was instituted to the Benefice on 3 May 2012.

Our style of worship is traditional and we use the Book of Common Prayer for our regular services and the Revised Version of the King James Bible for our readings.

We are a Corporate Member of The Prayer Book Society which promotes use of the BCP in England and of whom The Prince of Wales is Patron.  The Society publishes much useful information which is available on their website here.

The usual service pattern is:

First Sunday of the Month: Evensong at 5pm (winter) or 6pm (summer)
Second Sunday: 11am Matins
Third Sunday: 11am Matins
Fourth Sunday: 11am Parish Communion (BCP)
Fifth Sunday (when applicable): 8am Holy Communion (BCP)

Please check the calendar on the right for full details.

Our beautiful church, built in the 13th and 14th centuries, is first and foremost a living place of worship but we invite you to admire its beauty and the ambition of its builders.

With its impressive tower commanding the road, the magnificent hammer beam nave roof, the Perpendicular period windows, the Charles I Royal Coat of Arms of 1653 over the north door, the glorious chancel roof sympathetically restored in the 19th century, the fine organ installed in the early 20th century, through to our recently recast and augmented ring of eights bells, you can trace the generosity and dedication of North Creakers to their village church over the years.

Our patron is Earl Spencer in whose family this privilege has remained since Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, acquired it along with much of the land in the parish in the early 1700s.

Rejoice with us who have the good fortune to call this our church and have the privilege of worshipping here and caring for it. We ask you to join your prayers to ours that fill this church. Do come and visit and come into the presence of God in this place and take his blessing with you when you leave.

 

Click here for How to Find Us.

The Prayer Book Society

As a church committed to the regular use of the Book of Common Prayer at our Sunday services we have recently become corporate members of The Prayer Book Society.

PCCs and other organisations become Corporate Members in order to identify themselves with the Prayer Book Society and support its work, both financially (through the payment of a modest annual subscription) and by offering moral support.
Much of the PBS's work is in informing and encouraging ordinands and young clergy, so that there will be a new generation of clergy who know and love the Book of Common Prayer.

 

Thinking Anglicans

  • Opinion - 16 June 2018
    Anna Norman-Walker ViaMedia.News Who Speaks for Anglican Evangelicals? Rachel Williams spends a day with the Community of St Anselm Evening Standard These millennials have left behind their friends, families and jobs to live like monks for a year Andrew Brown...
  • General Synod agenda - press reports
    Updated Friday afternoon Madeleine Davies Church Times Canons most critical in response to cathedrals consultation Harry Farley Christian Today Church of England sexuality debate off the cards until 2020 ‘Michael Curry effect’: Church of England opens up congregations to black-majority...
  • Beyond Inclusion
    OneBodyOneFaith published this on 5 June: We’re delighted that this film, funded by our supporters and members and featuring John Bell and Nick Bundock, has now been completed and can be viewed on our YouTube channel. As you’ll probably recall,...

King James Bible Daily Reading

  • BIBLE SUPERSTARS - PAUL - PART 3 OF 3
    June 17, 2018

    Psalms 68
    1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Norwich Diocesan News

  • Sandy Millar gives Norwich leadership insights 
    Former Rector of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), and Alpha Course pioneer, Revd Sandy Millar, shared some insights into church leadership and renewal at a lunch for Christian leaders organised by Transforming Norwich.
  • The process for choosing a new diocesan bishop
    Following the announcement of Bishop Graham's retirement, the Bishops of Thetford and Lynn have written to all clergy outlining the process for choosing a new diocesan bishop.
  • Ministry Stories - a video resource
    Ministry Stories is a new video resource by the Diocese of Norwich. These five two-minute films are the highlights of five people on their ‘ministry journey’.