Worship

Sunday 12th November 2017

Remembrance Day Service

10.50 am

At 493rd Bombardment Memorial

Off Snipe Farm Road

Followed by refreshments at the Education Centre on the old airfield 

Sunday26th November

11am Family Service

 

Bell Ringing

Bell ringing practice takes place at the church every 

Friday at 7.30pm.

Please contact David Stanford on 07711683792 for details.

New ringers very welcome

Prayer for the Month

Autumn Blessings
Autumn brings to the soul relief,
as hot summer days, slip to an end God sent the season for weary hearts to restore, repair and mend.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for failing hearts to adhere, embrace and cleave.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a new refreshing rain God sent the season for fraying hearts to increase, grow and gain.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb, and dips much earlier into the night God sent the season for tired hearts to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season, so we could have a respite and rest for it is the season for our beset souls to see how much we are blessed!
Deborah Ann Belka

 

Bells

 

The tower of Clopton Church was badly cracked due to the movement of the bell-frame when the bells were rung. Regular ringing ceased many years ago. In 2009 the tower was repaired at a cost of £90,000. The old bell-frame could not be repaired so a new frame  was needed. 

There are six bells in the tower. The tenor, fifth, fourth, second and treble date from 1788, and the third from 1880.  They weigh from 5cwt to 12 cwt. To reduce the costs the bells were removed from the tower by volunteers. A new metal bell frame was installed in the tower by these volunteers, and they helped to rehang the newly restored and retuned bells.

If you are interested in learning to ring please contact us.

The new bell frame was made by Nicholson Bellhangers. Details of the bells are as follows:

Bell Diameter Weight Note Date Founder
Tenor 42 1/4 " 12 cwt G 1788 William and Thomas Mears, Whitechapel
Fifth 37 3/4" 8 3/4 cwt A 1788 William and Thomas Mears, Whitechapel
Fourth 34 7/8" 7 cwt B 1788 William and Thomas Mears, Whitechapel
Third 32 7/8" 6 cwt C 1880 Moore, Holmes and McKenzie, Redenhall
Second 31" 5 1/4 cwt D 1788 William and Thomas Mears, Whitechapel
Treble 29 1/8" 5 cwt E 1788 William and Thomas Mears, Whitechapel