Clopton, St Mary the Virgin, Clopton

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The present building dates from the thirteenth century  and is remote from most of the parish, but aerial photographs show evidence of a medieval village on the high ground immediately behind the church, and an earlier building on this site could well have served a more closely knit community from Saxon times.

The oldest feature is the octagonal font. In 1883 an extensive restoration was begun.

The nave has a single hammerbeam roof with arched braces and kingposts.

At the back of the church hangs the original flag from the 493rd  U S A Bombardment Group Headquarters which was at Clopton/Debach airfield during the Second World War. The memorial board beneath it lists the names of over two hundred men from this group who were killed in action. contains information and photographs about the church.

This is a country church which is much loved by the small congregation. You are assured of a very warm welcome if you join us for a service.

Churchwardens;  Mrs Doris Main             01473 737602


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Revd. Canon Clare Sanders
The Rectory
Woodbridge Road
IP13 6UF
(01473) 735183

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Holy Communion
Second Sunday of each month
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Family Service
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Hilary Clare SANDERS (Clare)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 1909
Our Patron: Lord Chancellor Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: WOODBRIDGE (33107)
Benefice: Carlford (33/052CH)
Parish Legal Name: Clopton (330150 )
CofE Church Info: (633150 33/150)
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The current editor is: Doris Main

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This page was last updated on Friday 23rd December 2016
Clopton, St Mary the Virgin : Grunisburgh Road, Clopton, Suffolk, IP13 6QB


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