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Welcome to the website of Clippesby Church and Countryside

Countryside Restoration About us Architecture History Music Collected Videos The Changing Landscape Gardens Art Literature

Clippesby's  Evening Prayer

resumes in the Spring.

Latest Sermons

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Includes Armchair Walks & Nature Videos

Includes Agriculture, Buildings & Scenery

Our Architects

The story of the Heritage Lottery Application & all that followed . . .

Story of the Village Sign

The Harmonium

The Church within & without; Stained Glass, Carvings, & the Churchyard

The Church Building, Rectory, Records, Documents & People

Overview of St. Peter's,

What we do during the year

Harvest of a Quiet Eye,

Exhibitions, Celebrations,

Garden Parties

Rota for the current month(s)

J.S.Cotman, J.W.Waterhouse, through to the present day

Poetry & Prose connected with Clippesby

Hymns & Carols sung by the Lakefield singers, with video, and 40's songs by the Carter family

Illustrated presentations of almost every sermon since 2014

Monthly notes from our Churchwarden,  Jean

Some of Clippesby's beautiful gardens

Nature, Gardens & Walks



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Dear Visitors,

       Our aim in creating this website has been threefold:-  firstly, to publicize information about our beautiful little church:- times of worship, social events, it's history and architecture; secondly, to share with you our enjoyment of the area in which it is set; and thirdly, to provide you with some thoughtful reading for the quieter moments in your life.  Although stemming from the rhythm of the church's year, these articles could well speak meaningfully to you at any time.

      Above all, we hope you don't just rush through our lovingly-created pages, but enjoy spending some time with us.

Jean and Pauline

* Last edit - 13th August

** Latest update

          25th June

Latest News in brief 16/17 Transfiguration 1 Carl Heinrich Bloch

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

Special Feature

The Royal Maundy and Jean's visit to Windsor.

The amazing chance meeting and a glimpse into a small piece of our local history

Jolyon and Lt.Col Ray Giles (81) Windsor Chapel interior Bishop of Norwich 1 Revd. Graham James,Bishop of Norwich

Announcement from the Lord Bishop of Norwich


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Diary dates for August


Tuesday 7th  Coffee, Cake & Chat at 11am in Church

Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th Evening Prayer at 4pm in Church

Sunday 5th at 11am in Church Morning Prayer and Baptism

Sunday 19th  at 11am Holy Communion in Church

Sunday 19th at 2pm -4pm Garden Party at Clippesby Hall


15th July (7th after Trinity)

"Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him"

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby

Accompanied by a slide show of sky pictures taken locally.

We recommended you view this video via this link, as then you can view it full screen:

 Music in the Garden  Evening picnic at Stokesby.  Here

Stokesby Evening Picnic Honey bee 2

22nd July   (8th after Trinity)

Loaves and fishe thumb

29th July (9th after Trinity)

Elijah, gloom

12th August (12th after Trinity)

We are pleased to announce that we will soon have a new Priest-in-Charge in our Flegg Benefice of Martham, which includes Repps-cum-Bastwick, Thurne & Clippesby.


The Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer  will be Licensed by the Bishop of Thetford on Sunday the 4th of Novenber in St. Mary's Church, Martham.


Steven, together with his wife Emma and their two children, will be living in the new Rectory at Martham.


We look forward to welcoming them.

Photos and report

Posted 16th July