Thursday 8th November at 10.40am

A short Act of Remembrance at the  War Grave of Noah Smy

Poppy Festival of Remembrance

Clopton Church  8th to 11th November

Open each day from 10am until 4pm

Remembrance Service 10.50am 11th November 

followed by Refreshments and live music by Peter Day and WW1 Sing-along.

Sunday November 25th 

9.30am Family 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



Prayer for the Month

My Boy Jack, by Rudyard Kipling
"Have you news of my boy Jack?"
Not this tide.
"When d’you think that he’ll come back?"
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.
"Has any one else had word of him?"
Not this tide.
For what is sunk will hardly swim,
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.
"Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?"
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind
Not even with that wind blowing, and that
Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!
John Kipling was the only son of the author Rudyard Kipling. He was
killed in September 1915 at the Battle of Loos whilst serving with the
British Army during the First World War, six weeks after his 18th


Clopton School


scan0003.jpgClopton School - A photograph taken in 1928. Can you name any of the children in this picture?


The following information was taken from Kelly's Directory of 1900.

A School Board of five members was formed compulsorily on 22nd December 1873. Samuel W Creasy was appointed Clerk to the Board. The Board School and house was built in 1875 at a cost of £1.700. There was accommodation for one hundred children but average attendance was fifty six.