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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 - 30th April

** Latest update

          21st May


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Latest News in brief 16/17

* Last edit - 19th December

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Our Benefice is in interregnum again with the resignation on health grounds of our dear Rector; we wish for God's blessings on her and Mike and we will continue to remember them in our prayers and think  with gratitude of their ministry.


The present vacancy means that all enquiries are dealt with by the churchwardens in the first instance; they are responsible for arranging services and keeping the life of the church going . Please see below for telephone numbers and email addresses.


Soon the post is to be advertised. We are hoping that the right person will come along very quickly.   Clippesby PCC met to agree the Parish & Benefice Profile & to appoint two Interviewers.


Jean's Telephone: 01493 367802


Pamela's Email:

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 Iaiah's Christening 22nd April 2018

Diary dates for June:


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

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Evening Prayer at 4pm in Church

Sunday 10th Holy Communion at 11am in Church

Sunday 24th Morning Prayer at 11am in Church


Starting in July our pattern of Services will change to the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the Month.

July 1st Holy Communion at 11am in Church

Bishop of Norwich 1 Revd. Graham James,Bishop of Norwich

Announcement from the Lord Bishop of Norwich

Trinity Sunday 1

27th May (Trinity Sunday)

The Blackbirds' Nursery



A daily visit to a blackbirds' nest over the fortnight between hatching and leaving the nest, presents a fascinating insight into the  speed at which the babies develop.

Every 5 seconds of film represents  one day.


Remember to view full screen (click small square in bottom right hand corner)


Filmed by Pauline


In a Clippesby Garden now

And in gardens almost everywhere....

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3rd June (1st after Trinity)

Jesus' parents in the temple

10th June (2nd after Trinity)

Jesus sleepin in the boat

24th June (4th after Trinity)