Sunday 14th April 2019

11am Lay-led Family Service 

Tuesday 16th April

9.30 Holy Communion

Sunday 21st April 

8.45 Greeting Easter

9am Bacon Butties

9.30 Easter 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




The Way of Life
"Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky,
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song.
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring.
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves,
Which in due season fall and are blown away.
And this is the way of life."


Changes to the Benefice


In 2013 Clopton became part of a wider benefice grouping. For many years it had worked  collaboratively with Otley, Swilland and Askbocking, sharing a half time priest, but in January 2013, that grouping was joined by Grundisburgh, Hasketon, Burgh and Boulge, to create an 8 parish benefice wich is now known as the Carlford Benefice after the old Hundred of that name- which included many of our villages.

The Benefice is served by a Ministry Team, the Revd Canon Clare Sanders has the responsibility of oversight, and shares ministry with ordained and lay colleagues. Elder Ministry is being introduced across the benefice, with 3 serving Elders in Hasketon and Burgh, and future Elders being commissioned in Clopton and Grundisburgh. Elder ministry is at grass roots level, sharing in pastoral care and assisting with the leadership of services. We also have the services of a retired Bishop, another retired  clergyman, and a serving Diocesan officer.

Contact details

Priest in Charge

Revd Clare Saunders 01473 735183


Doris Main 01473 737602

Jenny Schurr 01473 738357