Have you Considered Making a Donation to, or Fundraising for, The Octagon Parish?
Donations to the Octagon Parish support the work of the church in the local community which includes numerous outreach projects. These projects are for the benefit of all who live, work or visit the Octagon area regardless of faith or religious affiliation. Your donation supports the church buildings and contents, keeping them safe and actively used for the benefit of all. Finally, donations support maintaining active regular Christian worship in all our churches.
There are many ways to support the work of The Octagon Parish see below for lots of ideas
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Making a Donation to Help Repair and Maintain Individual Church Buildings in the Octagon Parish
Leave a Legacy in Your Will to Support the Octagon Parish
Donate Every Month to Support the Octagon Parish
Make a One Off Donation to the Octagon Parish
Take Part in a Fundraising Event
Donating to The Octagon Parish
Where Your Money Goes
Who pays for our Rector, Lay Readers and Administration Team
Preserving Our Historic Church Buildings
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Ecclesiastical Trust 130 – Insure your home through Ecclesiastical Insurance and they will donate £130 to The Octagon Parish
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Both Up Marden, St Michael and Stoughton St Mary have active Friends Societies. These groups make grants towards the material care of these historic churches as well as paying to insure them. They also help to promote religious ,cultural, historic and charitable works to encourage interest in the church.
The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages with churches: Stansted, Racton, Stoughton, East Marden, North Marden, Up Marden, Compton and Forestside and two villages without churches: West Marden and Walderton. Blessed with wonderful walks and fine views down to the south coast, its small ancient downland churches are noted for their spiritual peace and tranquillity, some dating back to Saxon times. There are two stately homes in the area: Stansted House and Uppark.