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

Charnwood Trio Concert and Wine Evening

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Information on the much anticipated return of the Charnwood Trio and a Fun Wine Tasting Evening— both in aid of the rebuilding — has been added to the Fundraising page.

August 2014 Status

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To paraphrase one of our better known Prime Ministers, this isn’t the beginning of the end but it may well be the end of the beginning. It feels as though getting to this point has taken a very long time, … Continued

Ropley Church Appeal Walk – details added

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Our fundraising page has been updated with information on our Ropley Church Appeal Walk to be held on Sunday 21st September. Jointly organised by The Ropley Society and the Friends of St Peter’s it offers a choice of routes and … Continued

Detailed Images of The Bells

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A new gallery showing very detailed images of the bell has been added. These were taken from the scaffolding and also show the clock mechanism and the interior of the church from above. They’re in the “Post Fire / Rebuild” … Continued

The Scaffolding is Up

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We’ve reached a major milestone – the scaffolding is up around the tower. This will be used to allow the provision of supports so the heavy bells can be lowered safely. Still a very long way to go, but we … Continued

Rebuilding Images – A Dedicated Page

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During the rebuild of St Peter’s, photos will be taken at key intervals and made available on a dedicated album page: http://raisestpeters.uk/images/galleries-post-fire-rebuild/ A sequence of photos was taken today (02 August 2014) by Andy Bonner during preparations for the erection … Continued

Fantastic set of Drone Aerial Images

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A comprehensive set of aerial images taken with a “Hexacopter” drone today, 29 July 2014, by David Quick of Alton Camera Club. See the Aerial images page at http://raisestpeters.uk/images/aerial-images-fire-ropley-church/ (as stated on the page, the images are reduced from their … Continued

Frequently Asked Questions

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A “Frequently Asked Questions” page, agreed with the Diocese, has been added to provide answers to common questions about the situation.