St Germans Priory
The church of St Germanus 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. Today it is looked after by the St Germans Priory Trust.
St Germans marks the start of the Cornish Celtic Way – a new pilgrimage route covering 125 miles through Cornwall from St. German’s to St. Michael’s Mount. Accommodation is possible at the first stop at Downderry. All details from the organisers, Rev Nigel Marns. Please refer to the website for more details: https://www.cornishcelticway.co.uk/. Some useful narrative can be found in ‘The Guardian’ – https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/feb/18/cornwall-celtic-walk-coast-path-trail-hike.