In 1981 the Friends of St Peter’s Association was formed on the initiative of Dr John Happel and has since accumulated funds for future maintenance of the fabric of the Church. It has been maintained with loving care by generations of parishioners and vicars.
Recent years have sadly seen a split between the incumbent Vicar and many of his flock, for reasons which may seem a little obscure to the outsider, and have led to an alternative monthly Sunday service at the Parish Hall. This has gained national media at- tention, and despite efforts to effect a reconciliation the prospects of this at the time of writing still seem remote.
St Peter’s — a recent photograph, looking north.
40 — Ropley at the Millennium
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Matthew 16:18 (KJS)