Worship

 

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

 

 

Prayer

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."
Krishnamurti

 

Village History

 

Brief History of Clopton

Clopton was recorded in the Domesday Book as Clopetuna. The Oxford Dictionary of Place Names states that the name comes from the Old english 'clopp(a)+tun' and means farmstead or village near a hill.

Edward 1 granted a charter to John de Wayland to hold a market and fair in Clopton. These ceased many years ago. A road called Market Hill was probably the place where they were held.

In the past the River lark was navigable between Clopton and the River Deben, one of the fields being named Clopton Dock.

The present village has no real centre and the four ancient manors of Kingshall, Brendhall, Rousehall and Wascolies are probably responsible for the small groups of houses and farms. Aerial photos show evidence of a medieval village behind the church.

White's Directory of 1844 lists a shoemaker, blacksmith, wheelwrightand thirteen farmers. The 1912 edition shows that Clopton had a postmaster, a schoolmaster, a builder, nineteen farmers, a shoemaker, a wheelwright, a storekeeper, a farm bailiff, a grocer, hardware merchant, furniture remover/carrier, a publican and an insurance agent.

The school closed in the late 1930's and The Crown public house was sold and became a private house in the 1990's.

Villagers worked hard to raise money for a new Village Hall to replace the old Mission Rooms beside the school. This was opened in the 1990's. There is a large playing field with play equipment for young children and two five a side goals.

For more information about the village see the

 Parish Council web site