Clippesby Church and Countryside Norfolk
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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.

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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

      See What's On

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  Jean and Sara

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


** Latest updates  September 2020

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

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

Our  Rector is the Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer who looks after the four Parish Churches in the Flegg Benefice of Martham;  St. Mary's, Martham; St. Peter's Repps-cum-Bastwick; St. Edmund's Thurne and St. Peter's Clippesby.










His contact details are:-    


Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer.                                                Tel: 01493 740823

Email:[email protected]

Steven Sivyer family photo

Other links ...

Recent Sermons 2020

Latest News in brief 2019 & 20

SAFEGUARDING CONCERN?  Call the NSPCC on 0800 802020 or our Safeguarding Officer Mrs Beryl Laxton  on 01493 740096

Music from Clippesby ~

WHAT'S ON  in the Benefice


Bishops' Prayer re coronavirus


Prayer offered to us by the Bishops of Lynn, Norwich and Thetford

A Message about the reopening of Clippesby Church for a Service.


On this coming Sunday,the 13th of September, at 5p.m. St. Peter's Church will be having a Service of Evening Prayer led by our Rector, Steven. It will be the first Service we have been allowed to hold for six months so it will be a very special evening for Clippesby Church. Social distancing will obviously be in place and as yet we are unable to offer any hospitality to the congregation, but we hope that all these restrictions that prevent us from socialising in the old ways won't last for too much longer. Please don't be nervous about coming to church, it is a lofty space and we are careful to keep people as safe as we can  - sanitiser is available on entry - and the congregation is small and friendly.


May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand!    With love from Clippesby PCC.

Monthly Blog

Monthly notes from  Jean and Sara

** Latest update  September   2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update


We are pleased that ‘The Powers That Be’ have amended the Covid-19 Regulations enabling Clippesby Church to reopen for private prayer. However the guidelines for us to follow are still very strict so, for the present, we will be opening St. Peter’s only on Wednesdays from 10am. to 6pm.

NO facilities will be available.

The Church will be cleaned thoroughly between each opening.


Visitors must observe the following precautions for everyone’s safety:


Maintain social distancing.   Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and on leaving.  Avoid touching surfaces.


You may like to use a Book of Common Worship as an aid to prayer (we have put copies on the table by the door)

if so LEAVE THE BOOK BY YOUR SEAT when you depart and it will be made safe for re-use.


We will light a candle in the Chancel as a focus for you but for safety the Chancel and the Tower will be roped off.


People of Clippesby have prayed and worshipped in St. Peter’s for a thousand years and it is our earnest hope that all who come here now  will themselves find God’s blessing in this hallowed and peaceful place.


Sara and Fran


"Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him"

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby

Accompanied by a slide show of sky pictures taken locally.

Praise the Lord!  Ye heavens adore him

Clippesby Church is





for  private prayer only

10 a.m. to 6 pm


And for Evening Prayer

on the 2nd & 4th Sundays

at 5pm

Painting by James Tissot

30th August 12th after Trinity

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6th September 13th after Trinity

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13th September  14thafter Trinity



Labourers in the vinyard 2

20th September 15th after Trinity

Parable of the 2 sons 2

27th September 16th after Trinity