Haunting of Clophill Church

St Mary's Clophill Church

Clophill Church is know notorious for its hauntings


Grave Concerns


NICOLA CARPENTER looks at the dark myths surrounding the disused  St Mary’s Church in Clophill, Bedfordshire


Clophill a small village nestled in the Flit River Valley in Bedfordshire, first became infamous when James Hanraty chose to murder his victim Michael Gregsten near by in an A6 lay by named Deadman’s Hill.  Maybe it was this sudden connection with a violent death that brought about the desecration of the old abandoned church and its graveyard.

St Mary’s Church in Clophill is thought to be around 400 years old.  It was abandoned as a church in 1848, when it became too small to serve the village congregation and a new Victorian church was built in the centre of town.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. Interesting article. I’ve explored the events of 1963 to 1975 in some detail in a new book on the old church and spoke to a number of witnesses to occult goings on up there during this time. The rector, Lewis Barker had a torrid time during his spell in Clophill from 1962-69. The 1963 incident is quite well known, but the 1975 incident on Halloween included someone being shot at by the people up at the church during an alleged black mass. The police were well aware of what was going on that night as well. It’s a fascinating place.

  2. cool

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