Clippesby Church and Countryside Norfolk Background-page-doubled monthly-header October-ver copy copy Rev.Sandy at Clippesby 2019

About us  

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Website Building

The Website Beavers (Jean and

Pauline) busy building


Ann polishes the brasses

Our Churchwardens 27th March '14 copy

Our  previous Churchwardens

Jean and Pamela

(retired January 2020)

. . .  at Lakefield, Summer 2015 . . .

Our Bishop, Alan,  the late Rev.Karen Rayner, & Rev. Sandy Mitchell

The 'E' Team,  (Events Team)  as they were in 2018,  who have most of the ideas and make them work.

The Lakefield Singers (aka Clippesby Christmas Choir) . . .

. . .  and at Carols by Candlelight, 2014.


The Lakefield Singers was formed in the early 1980s and was conducted and trained for twenty years to a very high standard by Evenly Chalkley,  giving local concerts and making their mark at some of the competitive music festivals.  It very soon took on the role of singing the for the carol services at Clippesby.  Some of it founder members are still singing in the choir, sounding as young as ever!


Due to the passing of the years its numbers have dwindled, and the baton has been taken over by Evelyn's daughter, Pauline, meeting as long-established friends to sing together "for old time's sake", and appearing in public just for the popular "Carols by Candlelight" at the church.


Recently it has welcomed a tenor and bass into its ranks, widening its repertoire, and at Christmas it morphs into the Clippesby Christmas Choir, when a few additional voices sometimes join in.


In the early days the accompanist was Mary Cooke from Oby, but for many years now Peter Aldous from Great Yarmouth has fulfilled this important role, devoting many hours of hard work to the choir.

IMG_2380 We enjoy singing and our special time is Carols by Candlelight in Clippesby Church Carol service small Benefice Service Dec 15

The Parish and its People

Choir at Carol rehearsal '16

Taking a break in a carol rehearsal November 2016

Clippesby Archive meeting small DANIS ATTEMPT 313

Paul, seen here with his vintage tractor looks after the lane, and helps with many pratical jobs, like renovating the weather cock

Paul also brought his carving skills to bear on the Village Sign which was restored for the Queen's 90th birthday

Paul vintage tractor IMG_2438 Friends; Ann & Cecily, apres service IMG_2439 Choir 2010

Carol Service 2010

Bishop Alan joins us for Sunday lunch ~ 2018

Cecily and Ann

congregation 2

Sorting through our piles of archives

Rev.Sandy at St. Peter's Clippesby 2019

Rev. Sandy (ret'd) atClippesby 2019


February 2020

Our Rector Steven, flanked by our retired churchwardens, Jean and Pamela, and our new ones, Sara and Frances.


Our new churchwardens, Fran Lindsay-Smith and Sara May

Our congregation one day in 2010