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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 - 19th December

** Latest update 2nd January 2018

Christmas Music at Clippesby



Karen has been on sick leave since January having  numerous hospital stays and treatments; we pray for her and for Mike constantly, hoping for her recovery and for her return to us .


Sadly, after yet one more hospitalisation, Karen has been in touch to say that she accepts she is unable to continue with stipendiary ministry. This news causes great sadness to us all and we know that both she and Mike will be heartbroken too as we all felt they had been called to minister to this benefice and had achieved so much in their precious time   amongst us.                 We keep praying and hoping.  

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3rd December (Advent Sunday)

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10th December  (2nd Sunday in Advent)


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17th December (3rd Sunday in Advent)

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"Ding Dong Merrily on High"

sung by the Clippesby Christmas Choir

A colourful celebration of bells, great and small, ringers and singers


(Note: the images of choirs in this video are not of the Lakefield Singers)

Diary dates for January 2018


NO Coffee, Cake & Chat this month ~  next one will be on Tuesday the 2nd February.

Sunday 14th at 11am Morning Prayer in Clippesby Church

Thursday 25th at 7pm Burns Night Dinner at Acle Bridge Inn . Booking essential with £5. deposit tickets £22.00 for 3 course  Scottish meal from Sara Tel: 01493 368251

Sunday 28th at 11am Holy Communion in Clippesby Church.

Happy New Year 2018

to all our visitors

Wishing a

The greates story ever told

31st December (1st Sunday of Christmas)

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7th January 2018 (2nd Sunday of Epiphany)