Worship

14th October 11am

Family Service

Lay led followed by refreshments

28th October  9.30am

Holy Communion

 

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

Fothcoming events

11am on 8th November a short Remembrance at grave of Noah Smy who died in WW1 and has the only War Grave in Clopton Churchyard.

Poppy Festival  8th until 11th November

from 10am until 4pm daily

Remembrance Service at 10.50am on 11th Novevember

Followed by Refreshments and 

at 11.45am a Singalong of WW1 songs with

Peter Day on his keyboard

 

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