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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, its people, and 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

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 last five months but now we are on line again, thanks to the kind help of Paul Cheall.

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

             20th May, 2021

Jean and Pauline

** Latest update

July 16th 2021

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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.











Revd. Dr. Steven Sivyer.                                                

Email:[email protected]

or via the Benefice website:,uk

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


Our Benefice now has a website that includes all four churches, so rather than duplicate too much of the printing information, like the  Bulletin and details of Services elsewhere in the Benefice, we refer you to the Martham Benefice website at:,uk


We are delighted to be back editing this website after technical problems beyond our control caused months of inactivity. There are a few changes and additions.


On this Home page we have a new feature of Picture of the Week and you are invited to send in your photographs for inclusion (as space allows).


We also invite you to submit any items of local news &/or interest for inclusion in the Village Notes.


tel: 01493 748302     [email protected]

~ Music from Clippesby ~


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WILD CHURCH see below and Latest News


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All things bright and beautiful

Illustrated with a variety of images of scenery, birds, and animals, with some humorous juxtapositions, celebrating the amazing diversity of creation.

Most of the photography is local - just one or two photos  from PensthorpeNature Reserve and Africa Alive, courtesy of Alan Barrett

""Look within"  by Donna

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July 25th 2021 8th Sunday after Trinity