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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 - 11th March

** Latest update

          17th February

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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)

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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

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Clippesby Weather Report for early March

Photos by Ben

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4th March (3rd Sunday of Lent)

11th March (Mothering Sunday)

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The Churchyard  on Easter Sunday, 2015.


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


What will it be like this year? (2018)

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18th March (5th Sunday of Lent).

Diary dates for April: A warm welcome awaits you!


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

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.