Clippesby Church and Countryside Norfolk
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Monthly Blogs 2020




New Year and I find myself being in charge of writing our village news for the parish magazine; my thanks go to Jean who has done this for many years.


Looking back to December we had singing round our Christmas tree in Basecamp, people turned out and chose their favourite carol for us to sing; Our Rector Steven kindly played the keyboard for us. It was at this event we launched our contactless machine and many people donated which was very kind and much appreciated. We realise we are becoming a cashless society. I do feel this is the way forward. The machine is left in the Church but the fundraising team will be taking it along to their events.


Carols by candlelight on 18th December was a lovely way to start the week leading up to Christmas 


On the Sunday after Christmas, 29th December, we had a benefice Holy Communion at Clippesby, it was also my 54th Birthday and I said afterwards it was one of the best birthdays I have had. I did try to keep it quiet but mum was having none of that and after the service Sandy wished me Happy Birthday and the whole of the congregation sang happy birthday to me, Marie and Dave had made sandwiches for us to enjoy and then we had the birthday cake mum had got for me. Thank you to everyone who was in the Church that day for making it so special for me.


By the time you read this we would have held Burns Night; this year in Basecamp with the raffle money going to the benefice account.


A Quiz night in Basecamp takes place on 7th February; it's a free to enter quiz for  up to  teams of 6 people, food and drink can be purchased on the night and the raffle is for Clippesby Church. It starts at 7pm .


Our annual valentine weekend exhibition has been cancelled but Jean, Jane and myself with help from Cecily and Marie have decided to hold a coffee morning in the Church on Saturday 15th February between 10 am and 12 noon, all are welcome 


Coffee and Chat will be on Tuesday 4th February at 11 am in the church. Lunch Club is on Tuesday 11th February at 12noon in Basecamp and Knit and Natter is at 11am on the 18th February, also in Basecamp. Everyone is welcome.


With love from Sara 



We have had much positive news from this years Burn’s Night, Jean and others had been very busy organising the event; how lovely it was having the Haggis piped in for Chris to address and after we had eaten our 3 course meal and had the speeches, John Carter played keyboard so we could all have a sing song, then Howard and Marian organised some Scottish dancing which was great fun. The raffle that night made over £200 for Benefice account


Quiz held on 8th February was well attended with standing room only. The raffle for Clippesby Church made £156.00


On a blustery Saturday at our coffee morning in the Church 18 people visited us and the fundraising team are pleased to report £187.79 was donated for Church funds.


Happening this month:


Evening Prayer each Wednesday at 4pm in West Wing, Clippesby Hall

Coffee and Chat in the Church on 3rd March at 11am


It is so lovely we can use Basecamp as a community meeting place for the following events.


On Monday nights Dancexercise is from 7pm until 8pm the cost is £5


On Fridays  Mums & Tots meet up between 9.30am and 10.15am the cost is £4


Tuesday 10th March is Lunch Club where soup, toastie and cup of tea or coffee is £6.  We meet at 12 noon for lunch about 12.30pm


Tuesday 17th March do come to Knit and Natter - or Crochet and Chat or even Sew and Sing - this is from 11am. Come along you will be made very welcome.