Our thoughts go to everyone in the BMRT circulation area during this difficult time, and our thanks to all those people who have been helping relatives, friends and neighbours. Special thanks go to The Courtyard Shop and all their volunteers.

Fundraising events

We have no events planned for April or May. Should the Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ be lifted by the end of May then we plan to hold the following events:
* Open Garden at Kitwood Cottage, Kitwood Lane, Ropley (by kind invitation of Maurice and Jill Shakespeare).  Sunday, 14th June from 2 – 5pm. £5 entry plus tea and cakes and raffle.
Friday, 17th July – AGM at 6pm and Summer Drinks Party (6.30 – 8pm at Town Street Farm House, Church Street, Ropley (by kind invitation of Jonathan and Anne Dawson)
(Note: Alternative date for this is Friday, 11th September)
Sunday, 2nd August from 12.30pm – Lamb Roast Lunch at Maddocks Hill House, Maddocks Hill, Ropley (by kind invitation of Charles and Martine Louisson)
In the Autumn, we currently have 2 talks planned:
Saturday, 3rd October at 7pm in Cheriton Church – talk on art by Douglas Skeggs
Saturday, 24th October at 7pm in Ropley Parish Hall – Talk by Dr Helen Geake on ‘Behind the Scenes at Time Team’
Art for St Peter’s
Thank you to Nicky Cambrook, Sarah Stogdon, Vicky Ramsden and their team of helpers for organising Art for St Peter’s on 22nd February, and to all the artists who generously donated their artwork. It was a fantastic evening and over £8,500 was raised for the Church Appeal.

How to Join The Friends

It’s very easy. Contact Ken Ingle (01962 772230) or Alison Wood (01962 773603) for more details. A minimum donation of £10 is all that is required.

St Peter’s Aprons

A great present for cooks and gardeners alike. Dark green with the Raise St Peter’s logo. £12.50 each or £20 for two. you can buy them at The Courtyard Shop or from Jules Flory (01962 772169).

Raise St Peter’s …. little ways you can help 

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Leftover currency: together we have already raised over £1,700 with this initiative – thank you! Donations of current or obsolete notes and coins are still being taken at The Courtyard Shop or you can give them direct to Georgie Nicholl (e-mail
Alison Wood