St Peter’s — before Victorian modifications
There were three questions on religion in the ques- tionnaire; the first which asked for attendance at places of worship attracted 831 replies. 48% had at- tended St Peter’s, another 37% go to other parishes or the Alternative Service at the village hall, and 39% go to none. When asked why people attended places of worship outside Ropley, most people said they preferred other services or that their religion or de- nomination was not catered for.
St Peter’s today — spot the difference!
For the majority (76%) St Peter’s is important as a historic building, for over half it is important as a focal point for the community, and for 27% it is im- portant for Sunday worship, though only a small percentage attend regularly. Again for over half it is important for special occasions.
St Peter’s interior between the wars The memorial to the Great War dead is in place. Note the absence of the organ on the left of the chancel.
Ropley at the Millennium — 41