Update April 2015

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Following on from the brief report that I did back in February we have begun to move forward with plans, more reports have come in and some of the surveys have been completed. Members of the PCC had initial meetings … Continued

Update on Progress Feb 7th 2015

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At last we can stop looking back at the fire of the 19th June last year, and all of the work that it has taken to remove the bells and clean and secure the building, and start looking towards the … Continued

New Parish Website Live

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Work was undertaken to look at ways to include more service details and information about worship in Ropley into this existing web site. In short, it was decided that it would result in a very busy and slightly confusing site. … Continued

St Peters “Put to Bed” for the Winter

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If you have been past the church recently you will probably have noticed that the building is in the middle of being cleared, secured and the walls covered for winter. As you can see from the picture (taken earlier in … Continued

New Images of Interior Damage and Bell Removal

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A detailed sequence of images taken during the bell removal, split into two galleries, has been added. One gallery shows the bell-related images and the other has images taken from the top of the scaffolding that show the level of … Continued

Forensic Report on the Church – Summary

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Due to the severe and extensive nature of the damage, there was no remaining physical evidence to assist in determining precisely where the fire originated within the church or its cause.

Reverend Royston Such Retiring at Christmas

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Our vicar, the Reverend Royston Such, will be retiring at Christmas this year after almost a quarter of a century of service in the parish. Our thoughts and prayers will go with him as he moves on.

The Bells are All Down

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Today, Wednesday 17 September, the last of the bells (the Tenor) was lowered. All bells have now been taken away for expert assessment and safe keeping. Unfortunately, probably due to them being dowsed with firefighting water whilst extremely hot, two … Continued

The Bells are Coming Down!

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No, they’re not falling of their own accord, but being carefully lowered courtesy of the special reinforced scaffolding recently erected. This is a major milestone – once all the bells are safely out of the tower, full fire investigation and … Continued