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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 February

** Latest update 18th January 2018

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Again this year (January 2018) 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.

Clippesby Snow

Diary dates for February


Coffee, Cake & Chat on the 5th February & the 5th March at 11am in Clippesby Church

Sunday service is on the 25th of February at 11am in Clippesby Church

‘Valentine’ Exhibition on 10th & 11th February 10am to 4pm in Clippesby Church

Lent bible study course on Friday 16th February at midday in Clippesby Hall.  

Latest News in brief 16/17

* Last edit - 19th December

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28th January, (Epiphany 4)

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 has meant the rewriting of our Parish profile to advertise for someone to come to our benefice as Priest in Charge. We are hoping that the right person will come along very soon now that the wheels have been set in motion. A meeting with the Rural Dean took place last week when four Clippesby PCC members attended to agree the Parish & Benefice Profile & to appoint two Interviewers and fulfil legal formalities.

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4th February (2nd before Lent)

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11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

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18th February (1st Sunday of Lent)

Diary dates for March:


Friday 2nd March at 11am Lent Course, West Wing, Clippesby Hall.

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

Sundays 11th & 25th March at 11am Services in Clippesby Church

Fridays 9th, 16th, & 23rd March at midday Lent Course, West Wing, Clippesby Hall

Monday 26th March at 5pm Compline in Clippesby Church