Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter’s Church in Ropley. It has caused significant damage to much of the building including the bell tower. Thankfully no one was hurt.
We are very grateful to the actions of the Hampshire Fire Service who were able to get the fire under control and put it out. They are now undertaking an extensive investigation which is still ongoing and we are co-operating fully with this.
The Diocese of Winchester is supporting people who have special events, such as weddings and christenings booked at the church to find suitable alternatives to ensure their events can go ahead. For further information please contact the Diocese directly.
The Diocese of Winchester would also like to thank local residents living close by who alerted the Fire Services.