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/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.
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/
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.