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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

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


** Latest update

          21st November

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

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)


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Our Priest-in-Charge of the Flegg Benefice of Martham,  Repps-cum-Bastwick, Thurne & Clippesby is the Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer. His  contact details are as follows:

Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer

Tel: 01493 740823

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Clippesby Snow in 2008 & 2009

Diary dates February 2019



Sunday 24th at 11am Holy Communion in church

Other links ...

Latest Sermons 2019

Latest News in brief 2019 Jesus shortest sermon

January 20th (3rd Sunday after Epiphany)

So far this year (January 2016) we have had very little of "the white stuff" so here is a look back at a few days in the winters of 2008 and 2009.  The views are taken in and around Clippesby Hall, before the construction of the reservoir.  Accompanied by some delicate and peaceful harp music by Handel.


Please use the link below to view full screen., or use the square icon at the bottom of the video as it starts.

Diary dates for March 2019

February 10th (4th Sunday before Lent)

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Friday 1st at 2pm Womens’ World Day of Prayer Service at Martham Baptist Church


Saturday 2nd from 10am-12pm Coffee Morning for Marie Curie in Clippesby Church


Tuesday 5th at 11am Coffee, Cake & Chat in Clippesby Church


Tuesday 5th at 2.30pm Clippesby PCC Meeting in Clippesby Hall


Thursday 7th at 2.30pm Joint Benefice PCC Meetings in Clippesby Church


Sunday 10th at 11am Morning Prayer in Clippesby Church


Sunday 24th at 11am Holy Communion in Clippesby Church


Sunday 31st at 11am Mothering Sunday Morning Prayer in Clippesby Church



Clippesby Church is open every day 

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February 17th (3rd before Lent)