Thank you for visiting. Here you will find information about the Octagon Parish, its villages, churches, community and much more.


Vist the Octagon Parish, nestled within the South Downs National Park.

Church Services

Find out about Octagon Parish church services

Our Community

Find our more about our active community.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Find out more about celebrations and commemorative projects across the parish.

Local Businesses

Discover local businesses

Our Churches

The Octagon contains eight uniquely beautiful churches, many of them several hundred years old, seven of which are open for public worship.

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We take safeguarding very seriously across our parish and within our churches and schools. To find out more – please click

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Our recent news

Community News

Octagon Lent Lunches Raise over £600 for Sage House

Many thanks to hosts, attendees and all who donated to this worthwhile cause at our…
Community News

Tea for Ukraine Raises over £1000

Thanks to the extremely generous residents of The Octagon (and beyond), the magnificent sum of…
Church news

David Parker Commissioned as Authorised Lay Minister

On Saturday 8 January David Parker from Forestside was commissioned for lay ministry in the…

Upcoming Events

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    Compton Square Dance

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    Tuesday Talk – Forestside

Featured listings

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    Stansted Park Foundation Bookshop

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    The Coach and Horses Pub

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    The Pavillion Tearooms – Stansted Park

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    The Barley Mow Pub

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