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.

Local Businesses

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Whats On

Find out about events and activities in the area

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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Our recent news

Church news

Back to Church for Harvest

Our Rector Lindsay Yates is encouraging parishioners to 'Return to Church!' After a period of…
Church news

Lockdown Easing Across the Parish – Churches Open

As we enter a new phase in easing in lockdown restrictions across the country, we…
Community News

New Executive Headteacher’s Report Published

The new Head of The Downland Schools Federation, Mr David Bertwhistle has published a report…

Upcoming Events

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    Recital at St Mary’s Stoughton

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    Harvest Festival at Stoughton

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    All Age Harvest Festival at St Mary, Compton

Featured listings

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    Lordington Lavender

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    The Victoria Inn, West Marden

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    Stansted Park

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    The Coach and Horses Pub

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