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Welcome to the website of Clippesby Church and Countryside

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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

* 13th August

** Latest update

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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


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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.

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23rd September (17th after Trinity)

Remaining diary dates for October in Clippesby


Wednesday  10th, 17th and 24th at 4pm Evening Prayer (finished till Spring)  


Sunday 28th at 11am a service of Morning Prayer

"Archbish & Fish ..."


On Thursday 8th November in the Gt. Yarmouth Minster there will be a unique opportunity to hear the Archbishop in conversation with BBC Look East's Andrew Sinclair about being a Christian disciple.


Everyone is invited to come along to enjoy a light bite of fish and chips at 7.30pm. (You may even be served by the Archbishop himself!)

Please book your place on the Diocesan website


Clippesby has so far 7 people going to hear Archbishop Justin and we would love others to

come and join us!

30th September (18th after Trinity)

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7th October (19th after Trinity)

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The Revd. Karen Rayner


Sadly our dear friend and late Rector passed away peacefully on September 30th after a long illness fought with bravery and dignity.

The Revd. Karen's funeral service was in St. Mary's Church, Martham it was the most beautiful and spiritual service.


Despite Karen's time as our Priest-in-Charge being cut short by her cruel illness the legacy of her ministry will live on.


Karen set an example to us in the way she lived her life of  open and all-embracing welcome; her and Mike's generous hospitality for various meetings and courses surrounded us with warmth and friendship.


We are grateful for  the teaching we received from Karen which will continue to be an inspiration to us; how fortunate we were to have known her.

Diary dates for November:


Sunday 4th at 11am Holy Communion in Clippesby Church

Sunday 4th at 5pm Licensing of the Revd Dr. Steven Sivyer in Martham Church

Tuesday 6th at 11am Coffee, Cake & Chat in Clippesby Church

Thursday 8th at 7.30pm Bish & Fish at Yarmouth Minster

Sunday 11th at 10.45am Morning Prayer with Remembrance in Clippesby Church

Saturday 17th  from  10am to 2pm Autumn Bazaar in Fleggburgh Village Hall

Sunday 18th at 11am Benefice Service in Martham Church

"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:

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