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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 - 12th April

** Latest update

       21st April


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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 soon.   Clippesby PCC met to agree the Parish & Benefice Profile & to appoint two Interviewers.


Jean's Telephone: 01493 367802


Pamela's Email:

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11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

Remaining Diary dates for April: A warm welcome awaits you!

Wednesdays 11th, 18th & 25th at 4pm Evening Prayer in Clippesby Church.

Sunday 15th at 11am Holy Communion in Clippesby Church.

Saturday 21st at 10am Coffee Morning in aid of the Church in Church

Sunday 22nd  at 11am Morning Prayer in Clippesby Church.

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1st April ( Easter Sunday)

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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

8th April (First after Easter)

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15th April (2nd after Easter)

Diary dates for May:

Tuesday 1st May at 11am Coffee, Cake & Chat in Clippesby Church.

Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May Evening Prayer at 4pm in Church


Morning has broken! A Hymn for Spring

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby, organist Peter Aldous

Photography Alan Barrett and Pauline Willmott

We recommend you watch this video via this link, as then you can expand it to Full Screen:

Music from Clippesby  ~  at last we can celebrate Spring!

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22nd April (3rd after Easter)