Please contact either Our Vicar or the appropriate Churchwardens.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals in Ropley

With St Peter’s Church regrettably out use for the foreseeable future, special arrangements will be needed for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Baptisms

Baptisms/Christenings are welcomed during our normal Sunday morning services in Ropley Parish Hall. There may be opportunities to have a service at a different time, usually on a Sunday, or at either Bishop’s Sutton or West Tisted church – please discuss with the vicar.

Weddings

Full wedding services are possible at either Bishop’s Sutton Church or West Tisted Church.

If you are to be married in a civil ceremony you can ask the vicar for a service of blessing, officially called an Order of Prayer and Dedication after a Civil Marriage. The vicar will be very pleased to help you plan the service and will advise you about how it is best suited to your circumstances. It will be a special service and may follow straight after the Civil Marriage itself. You could have lots of guests, special clothes, flowers and a reception or you can have a simple service with a few loved ones. A service of blessing can be held in any of the three parishes – Ropley Parish Hall, Bishop’s Sutton Church or West Tisted Church.

You might also wish to explore this excellent website for further information or ideas https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/

Funerals

The churchyard is still open for interments and visits, but a special arrangement will have to be made for the preceding funeral service. The options are:

  • A full funeral service at Ropley Parish Hall, Bishop’s Sutton Church, West Tisted Church or a crematorium – followed by interment in Ropley Churchyard.
  • A short service at a crematorium, followed by a memorial service in Ropley Parish Hall and subsequent interment of ashes in Ropley Churchyard.