Significant New Galleries – 180 Photos

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Thanks to Paul Smith of Billingshurst, who photographed St Peter’s in great detail in 2012, we now have many additional images of the church. These have been split into separate galleries to make viewing easier. There are excellent images of … Continued

“Annals of Old Ropley” Link

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A link to the online version of Marianna Hagen’s book “Annals Of Old Ropley,” published in 1929, has been added. It’s long out of print and very few copies remain. An original has been carefully scanned and converted to be available … Continued

Communion Service Held in Churchyard

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A communion service was held today, Sunday 29 June 2014, by the Rev. Royston Such in St Peter’s churchyard. The ruins of the Church served as a constant reminder of the recent tragic fire. More to follow…

Update on St Peter’s 27 June 2014

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You will all have heard of, and possibly seen, the devastating fire that took hold of St Peter’s in the early hours of Thursday 19th June, resulting in the Church’s near complete destruction. Work has been proceeding since that awful … Continued

Aerial Images of the Fire damage

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Photographer Kevin Milner used a remote controlled drone to take these images from 250ft above St Peter’s Church. Kevin, from Alresford, has been a professional countryside and equine photographer for seven years, and his work can be seen on greetings cards across … Continued

Update on St Peter’s 25 June 2014

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Since the fire last Thursday and the damping down process on Thursday / Friday work has been under way in assessing the danger of the site before any clear up and damage assessment can be done. The whole area has … Continued

New Photos from during the Fire

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A great new addition to the photo galleries is a set of photos taken during the fire by Rodney Skinner. They provide a fascinating, if sobering, picture of the spread and severity of the fire. After the church is rebuilt, … Continued

New Photo Gallery – St Peter’s Today

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A new photo gallery has been added. The photos were taken from outside the security fencing surrounding St Peter’s but still show a considerable amount of the devastation. It was very sad to see the font in pieces, but given … Continued

Update on St Peters 20 June 2014

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From the Friends of St Peter’s AGM About 50 people attended the AGM that preceded the Summer Drinks Party. The Vicar, the Rev Royston Such, gave us an update on the outcome of the fire and the work currently underway … Continued