Clippesby Church and Countryside Norfolk
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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.

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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


** Latest update  15th  March

Latest News in brief 16/17 Transfiguration 1 Carl Heinrich Bloch

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)


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Our Priest-in-Charge of the Flegg Benefice of Martham,  Repps-cum-Bastwick, Thurne & Clippesby is the Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer. His  contact details are as follows:

Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer

Tel: 01493 740823

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Other links ...

Latest Sermons 2019

Latest News in brief 2019

Diary dates for March 2019

February 10th (4th Sunday before Lent)

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Sunday 24th at 11am Holy Communion in Clippesby Church


Sunday 31st at 11am Mothering Sunday Morning Prayer in Clippesby Church


Thursday 21st at 6.30pm second session of Benefice Lent Course  at Clippesby Hall


Thursday 28th at 6.30pm third session of Benefice Lent Course



Clippesby Church is open every day for personal prayer and quiet.

Beatitudes 1

February 17th (3rd before Lent)

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February 24th ( 2nd before Lent)

The Churchyard  on Easter Sunday, 2015.


Destpite the cold, grey morning, there was an abundance of wildflowers and birdsong  for the visitor to enjoy


(Easter Sunday in 2015 fell on April 5th, but the wildflowers this year will soon be looking like this.  Apart from our lovely new path, everything  else looks much the same.)

View full screen by clicking the small suare at the bottom right corner of the video as it starts, or use the link below.


Mrs Beryl Laxton  01493 740096

Free Housing!!!

Well,no, not quite.

Take a look back at Harvest of a Quiet Eye 2015 when  we had  the Model Village  display.  If you would like to own this, all or in part, it's yours - a donation to Clippesby Church would be welcome.  Contact me via the Contact page or ring  Pauline on 01493 369361

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March 10th ( 1st Sunday of Lent)

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