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

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  Jean and Sara

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  June 2020

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

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

Our Clippesby Rector is the Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer, Priest-in-Charge of the Flegg Benefice of Martham; Steven looks after four parish churches, St. Mary's Martham,  St. Peter's Repps-cum-Bastwick, St. Edmund's Thurne and St. Peter's Clippesby.








Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer.                                                Tel: 01493 740823

Steven Sivyer family photo

Other links ...

Recent Sermons 2020

Latest News in brief 2019 & 20

SAFEGUARDING CONCERN?  Call the NSPCC on 0800 802020 or our Safeguarding Officer Mrs Beryl Laxton  on 01493 740096

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are back!


Bishops' Prayer re coronavirus


Prayer offered to us by the Bishops of Lynn, Norwich and Thetford

A Message to Everyone Who Lives in Clippesby


There will be a Benefice Communion for all at Martham at  11 a.m starting in July.

Though Sunday Services and all public worship may  not be taking place in Clippesby there are services on both television and radio that we are following and the prayer life of the church goes on. Try Radio 4 at 8 am. / BBC 1 Sunday Worship at 11.15am./ Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm.


If anyone has a need that we can help with please get in touch and we will do our best to serve you, there is a contact button on each page of this website - at the bottom of the page -  don't be afraid to use it and leave us a message and we will get back to you.


May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand!    With love from Clippesby PCC.

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Monthly notes from  Jean and Sara

** Latest update  June 2020


21st June  2nd after Trinity

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update


We are pleased that ‘The Powers That Be’ have amended the Covid-19 Regulations enabling Clippesby Church to reopen for private prayer. However the guidelines for us to follow are still very strict so, for the present, we will be opening St. Peter’s only on Wednesdays from 10am. to 6pm.

NO facilities will be available.

The Church will be cleaned thoroughly between each opening.


Visitors must observe these precautions for everyone’s safety:


Maintain social distancing.   Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and on leaving.  Avoid touching surfaces.


You may like to use a Book of Common Worship as an aid to prayer (we have put copies on the table by the door)

if so LEAVE THE BOOK BY YOUR SEAT when you depart and it will be made safe for re-use.


We will light the Easter candle in the Chancel as a focus for you but for safety the Chancel and the Tower will be roped off.


People of Clippesby have prayed and worshipped in St. Peter’s for a thousand years and it is our earnest hope that all who come here now  will themselves find God’s blessing in this hallowed and peaceful place.


Sara and Fran



28th June 3rd after Trinity

"Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him"

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby

Accompanied by a slide show of sky pictures taken locally.

Praise the Lord!  Ye heavens adore him

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5th July 4th after Trinity

Clippesby Church is






private prayer on


 Wednesdays from


10 a.m. to 6 pm

Preaching from boat

12th July 5th after Trinity