St Germans Parish Council

Parish Clerk:

Mrs Emily Young

Tel 07845 130596

Please note the Clerk works part time.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

9.30am - 2.30pm

St Germans is a rural parish in East Cornwall, extending north west along the valley of the river Tiddy from the village of St Germans. The village takes its name from the St Germans Priory, which it is believed was founded by St Germanus in 430 AD shortly after the Roman withdrawal. The 12th century priory church replaced an earlier Anglo-Saxon building and was used as the cathedral of Cornwall until Truro Cathedral was built in the 19th century.

Adjacent to the church is Port Eliot, the ancestral seat of the Eliot family and the Earls of St Germans.

The railway station in the village is on the main line from Penzance to Plymouth. There are direct trains to London. The A38 trunk road passes north of the village, connecting to the motorway network at Exeter.

In the past St Germans was a busy fishing village and port and the quay is now home to the Quay Sailing Club.

Bethany is a small hamlet about 2 miles from St Germans. Originally a farming community and surrounded by farmland, each house has its own story to tell.

Latest News

Nut Tree April 2020 (paper copies only available from central locations, to be confirmed. No door to door delivery)

The St Germans Star edition 2 (kindly produced by village volunteers)

Daily update from Covid-19 (26 March 2020)

Transport for Cornwall Media Release 24 March 2020

March 2020 Parish Council Agenda - Meeting Cancelled

Notice of Playpark Closures effective 24 March 2020

Coronavirus update from Cornwall Council 24 March 2020

GWR updated information 23 March 2020

Household waste recycling centres update

Caradon business support 20 March 2020

Calor's rural community fund - win £5,000 for your community

Planning applications for St Germans as at 19 March 2020

Corona Virus update 18 March 2020

February 2020 Parish Council Minutes

Citizens Advice Cornwall Update

Tamar Valley AONB Latest news

South East Cornwall Native Woods

Councillor vacancies - St Germans Councillor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy in the ward of St Germans.  This vacancy will be filled by co-option at the earliest opportunity. 

If you would like to learn more about the role of a Parish Councillor, or have an informal discussion, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07845 130596 or email   

Information about the Parish Council can be found online at  

Formal applications should be emailed to the Clerk, Mrs Emily Young, at

BT Payphone Removal Notices - The Parish Council has adopted the red phone box on Quay Lane. Does a member of the public have any thoughts on what this could be used for in the Parish? If you do, please email the

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