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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 6.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

Restricted access to St Mary's from 19 March 2018

Please note that necessary re-wiring of the church’s electrical installation will be carried out during a period of 3 to 4 weeks from the above date.
During this period the church will not be open to general public access with the exception of Sunday church services or other services that have the approval of the Rector.
The churchyard will remain open for public access but pleased take care when visiting and note that the above works being undertaken may affect the pathway access and around the church building.


Bach Cantatas - Yorke Trust Saturday 7 April at South Creake

Yorke Trust Bach Cantatas 4, 22, 66 and 151 with the Creakes Student Chorus and Sinfonia
Conductor - James Hendry
Course Director - Alexander Crowe
Friday 6 April 7.00pm The Chapel of Saint Nicholas, King's Lynn
Saturday 7 April 7.00pm - Our Lady Saint Mary, South Creake
Tickets: £18.00 from Wells-next-the-Sea Tourist Information Centre www.wellsmaltings.org.uk


Evening of Light Entertainment with Hunstanton Community Choir Saturday 28 April

The Benefice of North Creake, South Creake with Waterden, Syderstone with Barmer and Sculthorpe presents The Hunstanton Community Choir.
An evening of varied light entertainment at the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake on Saturday 28 April 2018 at 7.00pm. Tickets £6 at the door.
Proceeds in aid of Benefice church funds.


Thinking Anglicans

  • IICSA hearings - Friday 16 March
    Updated Friday’s transcript is now available here. Next week’s schedule is published here. Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA (The archbishop is scheduled to appear on Wednesday) Media reports and comment: Church...
  • Opinion - 17 March 2018
    Church Times ‘This is God’s best for me’ Kate Wharton tells Madeleine Davies about a ceremony that she did not grow up planning Church Times How Stephen Hawking did theologians a favour He had no place for God, and thereby...
  • IICSA hearings - Wednesday/Thursday 14/15 March
    Transcripts for these two days are available: Wednesday 14 March Note: this item has been removed from the IICSA website, presumably this is only temporary. Thursday 15 March The appearance on Wednesday of former Archbishop Rowan Williams generated a increase...

Daily Bible Verse

  • SUN, 18 March
    Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live. (John 11:1-45)

Diocese News

  • New Archdeacon of Lynn announced
    The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, has announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Ian Bentley as the next Archdeacon of Lynn.

Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, 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. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.