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Welcome to St Mary the Virgin a parish church set in the heart of the village of Down St Mary in the Devon countryside. We seek to worship God. to warmly welcome all those who come to His Church and we are here to support our community.


North Creedy Team Ministry

The Rev. Robert Gordon has been appointed as Associate Priest.

It is planned that he will be licensed on 14th July 2021 at Colebrooke Church..




Parish Magazine

Cross Country

Contact: Rev Lindsey Starrs


Churchwarden: Nigel Fidock

Tel: 01363 84071



From April 2021, the usual pattern of services will resume 

Our services are:

1st Sunday: Evening Service at 4.00 pm [Lay Led] [not 4th July]

2nd Sunday: Eucharist at 9:00 am 

3rd Sunday: Morning Prayer at 10:00 am [Lay Led]

4th Sunday: Morning Prayer at 10:00 am [Lay Led] 


All are warmly invited to any of the services


Further details are available in the Mission Community's Magazine "Cross Country"

Recent Editions

June 2020

May 2020



The Down St Mary Parochial Church Council fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017”, and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance.  In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.  


For general safeguarding enquiries, please use this email address.

Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team:


If you are unable to reach a member of the Safeguarding Team and wish to report an urgent concern, please contact the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) helpline on 0303 003 11 11.

 IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you state clearly that you are calling from the Diocese of Exeter when using this facility. Please also note that this out of hours facility is for calls that are urgent and cannot wait until the next working day. Callers should also be aware that the Diocese has an Information Sharing Agreement in place with CCPAS and that details of calls and advice given will be shared with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.