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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 every  Wednesday, at 4.30 pm.

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

Quinquennial Inspection Report

Quinquennial Inspection 2016


Anyone interested in looking at this, or indeed, to read all 54 pages in full, click on the image above

New Additions   ~ 11th September

Clippesby Church's report to the Annual Parish Council Meeting 11th May 2017

(Parishes of Fleggburgh, Billockby and Clippesby)

Read it here

* Last edit - 9th October

** Latest update 25th September

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3rd September ( 12th after Trinity)

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10th September (13th after Trinity)

"What Clippesby Church means to me" ~ read heartfelt tributes and reminiscences written by our parishioners  here

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17th September

(14th after Trinity)

"We plough the fields and scatter"

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby

Please use this link:

to watch this video Full Screen (recommended)

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24th September

(15th after Trinity)

Diary dates for October:


Tuesday 3rd  at 11am    Coffee, Cake & Chat in Clippesby Church

Wednesday 4th at 4.30pm   Evening Prayer in  church

Sunday 8th at 11am      Holy Communion in church

Wednesday 11th at 4.30pm    Evening Prayer in church

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th at 11am till 4pm “Harvest of a Quiet Eye” in church

Wednesday 18th at 4.30pm   Evening Prayer in church

Saturday 21st at 11am Decorating church for Harvest Festival

Sunday 22nd at 11am Harvest Festival & Harvest Lunch in church


Sunday 29th at 11am   Benefice Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Repps

Music at Clippesby

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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.  

First pictures here