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St Nicolas’, Downderry
began life as a mission church planted by Hessenford Parish Church since population was growing significantly at Downderry but not at Hessenford.The original building built in 1883-4, at a cost of £1,000, by the Rev. J.T. Fisher B.A. vicar of Hessenford, 1851-85. It is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, and has a belfry containing one bell, erected as a memorial to the Rev. J.H.S. Staveley, a former curate; an oak pulpit was provided in 1893, and in 1905 a stained window was given by the widow of Col. Phillips in memory of two sons.. In 2001, a new wing with kitchen and toilets was added. The present small but substantial building dates from 1905. It is situated within a stone’s throw of the beach. In 2001 a new wing with kitchen and toilets was added. It is truly a multi-purpose building. The vestry is also the Office for the Civil Parish at the heart of the community..... St Nicolas Church Primary School is directly opposite.
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St Nicolas Church of England Primary School has around 100 pupils. Michael Goodland and other members of the church enjoy leading the Wednesday afternoon School assemblies, and the ‘Open the Book’ team now go in on a regular basis.


St Nicholas Church, Downderry - update

 The church is available for hire as a venue for events or regular club/group activities:

contact Sue Pidgen 01503 250897