About UsSt Peter's Church
On the morning of Thursday 19th June 2014, the 800 year old St Peter’s Church in Ropley was almost completely destroyed in a catastrophic fire. The devastation was extensive, almost nothing of the interior or roof has survived – even the contents of the church safe were exposed to such heat that only fragments of the register survived.St Peter’s Church has been rebuilt and is now Open.
The Bishop of Basingstoke, the Rt Revd David Williams, along with a host of dignitaries presided over our opening celebration on Friday 26th August 2022. From the height of the fire on Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 11:10 – until our re-opening it was 8 years, 2 months, 7 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes of hard work!
From our tragic fire a wonderful new building has emerged, with enough of the original structure remaining to appear very similar externally to the casual observer. We all hope and pray that this modern space will serve the village for hundreds of years to come.