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

      See What's On

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

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.

Sadly we have been unable to edit this website for technical reasons for the whole of this year but we think that we are on line again now with the help of Paul Cheall.

     We hope you don't just rush through our lovingly-created pages, but enjoy spending some time with us.

Jean and Pauline

** Latest updates  November 2020

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

11th February (Sunday next before Lent)

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










His contact details are:-    


Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer.                                                Tel: 01493 740823

Email:[email protected]

Steven Sivyer family photo

Other links ...

Recent Sermons 2020 & 2021

Latest News in brief 2019 & 20

SAFEGUARDING CONCERN?  Call the NSPCC on 0800 802020 or our Safeguarding Officer Graham Bircham on  01493 748302

WHAT'S ON  in the Benefice


Jean's Blog

Monthly notes from  Sara and Fran

** Latest update  November   2020




Village News

** Latest update January 2021

Jean's Blog

Covid Precautions

With the easing of restrictions the Churchwardens and PCC are able to begin opening Clippesby Church which has had to be closed during lockdown. hopefully the Church will reopen on a daily basis as before.


tel: 01493 748302     [email protected]

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December 20th

4th Sunday in Advent


December 25th

Christmas Day

Nativity scene stained glass

December 27th

1st Sunday of Christmas

January 3rd

2nd Sunday of Christmas

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January 10th


The Commissioning of the Revd. Dr Steven Sivyer as the Assistant Rural Dean for the Deanery of Great Yarmouth.


Steven was commissioned by the Bishop on Zoom, alongside the Revd. Canon Simon

Ward as Assistant Rural Dean of the Great Yarmouth Deanery .

For details about church services in the Martham Benefice please visit

~ Music from Clippesby ~

"Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him"

Sung by the Lakefield Singers at Clippesby

Accompanied by a slide show of sky pictures taken locally.