Welcome to the St Germans Group Parish, here in South East Cornwall.
The St Germans Group Parish is four churches in one parish being: St Germans Priory in St Germans itself, St Nicolas church in Downderry, St Luke's church in Tideford and St Anne's church in Hessenford. Further information about each church can be found on the relevant ACNY page. The parish is part of the benefice with the parishes of Antony and Sheviock.
The church is open for regular services - please see 'Services and
Events'. Details of our services are on the 'News and Notices' page.
With the retirement of Rev. Lynn Parker, the parish and benefice are now in transition (interregnum). With our splendid ministry team of our curate and lay readers, we are well served to provide most of our regular and all occasional services (weddings, funerals and baptisms) but have had to stop our online services. All of the services in the benefice are detailed on our website
The church is open for private prayer.
A brief description of St Germans Priory, the nominated parish church within the Group, can be found below. If you'd like to know more about the other churches please visit their separate A Church Near You pages or look on our website.
The church of St Germanus, part of the original priory, in the village of St Germans in south-east Cornwall is one of the finest, oldest and historic parish churches in the county, and one of the oldest buildings still in use for its original purpose. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and at the heart of the St Germans Conservation Area, the church is of exceptional architectural, art historical, archaeological and historic significance which is reflected in its Grade 1* Listing.
Parking is generally limited to on-street parking on the road above the church; for those with limited mobility there is a small amount of space outside the church - drive carefully through the lych gate down to the west door of the church.
St Germans marks the start of the Cornish Celtic Way - please refer to separate item of this name for details.
Please note the church is generally cool (we're working on heating ideas) so even in the summer please bring a jacket or some kind of cover up in case of need. In the winter wrap up well.