Worship

 

11am AUGUST 26TH.

Family Service

Please note that there is only one service in Clopton in August

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 event

Poppy Weekend 10th and 11th November

World War 1 Commemoration

More details available shortly

Prayer for the Month

A Smile
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making
poorer those who give. It takes a moment
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich and mighty that he can get
along without it, and none is so poor but
that he can be made rich by it. A smile
creates happiness in the home, fosters good will
in business, and is the countersign of
friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer
to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,
and is natures best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,
or stolen, for it is something that is of no
value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as none needs a
smile so much as he who has no more to give.
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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