Christ Church, Forestside

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

Christchurch, Forestside, was built in 1852 by Charles Dixon, a wealthy Victorian philanthropist and the owner of nearby Stansted House, to serve his estate workers and the village of Forestside. The parish was formed from parts of Stoughton and Up Marden. The church is of flint masonry with Caen stone dressings. The East window is a Jesse Window with an unusual dragon in the bottom right hand corner, whose origin is unknown. The heads on the chancel arch are a young Queen Victoria and a Bishop of Chichester, possibly St Richard. The adjoining school has been closed for many years and is now a private house.

The church is open for quiet contemplation at all times.
 

Follow the link on the right to see the list of vicars since 1856.
 

To see details of any of the memorials in the church or the graveyard, follow the link to our parish website. The memorial index is on the page for Forestside church.  

 

 

 

 

 

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
Please see the Octagon Parish website

Send an Email

  • Regular Services
Printer friendly list of events

Sunday

Holy Communion
BCP Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Coffee
Evening Service
This service is not held every month and may be songs of praise or Taize every third Sunday at 6:00 PM
Autism/Aspergers Aware/Accessible
Bookings

Visit our Church

Nurture Courses

 
Other information
Clergy: The Revd John Damian STRAIN
A Church Near You ID: 4928
Diocesan ID: BP0712
Built: 1855
Architect: Unclear
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: WESTBOURNE (10108)
Benefice: Octagon (10/249BR)
Parish Legal Name: Octagon (100571 )
CofE Church Info: (610313 10/324)
Short URL: acny.uk/4928/
QR Code:

The current editor is: Edward Mynors

Questions about this entry

 
 
Christ Church On road north from Stansted Park, quarter mile south of junctiion with road from Rowlands Castle., Forestside, West Sussex, PO9 6EE

Pages and Links

Our Other Churches

Our Web Site

Calendar of Events

Update this church