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Badminton: Meet every Wednesday 2pm. For details contact Mandy Smith at DownderrryandSeatonVillage Hall  

Bread and Babes Play group for bumps, babes, toddlers and pre-schoolersWe bake, we play, we do craft, we eat.9:30am – 11:30pm, term-time, every Thursday at The Zone, Methodist Church. Main Road Downderry. PL11 3LE.£3 per family which includes snack bread (homemade) and toppings, tea/coffee & craft materials. Enjoy some quality time with your 0 – 4 year olds in a structured yet nurturing environment and join in with: baking, crafts, imaginative play, gardening and making new friends

March 2024 News from Bread and Babes It is with great excitement we ask you to support a very special event. Bread & Babes will be holding an auction at Bewshea’s in Downderry to raise money to support anextremely important local community children’s group.

The group has been running for over 10 years. It is a baby and toddler group set up initially by a group of mums who, being based in a rural location found it hard to find any local groups where they could meet other mums in the immediate and local vicinity at an affordable cost.

The ethos of the group very much remains with the community at heart. We provide a safe, fun andengaging group every week. The children we currently enrol have been born and lived through COVID which as we know has had an effect on a large number of children’s mental health. We have been able to help support families and their children by providing fun activities and a social environment to help with their social integration and development. As well as having a strong connection with our local school, StNicolas C of E Primary which we try to engage with on a regular basis

Bread & Babes has now reached the point where we are in real need of some financial help to c.ontinuebeing able to support the development of local children. We would very much like to purchase newequipment and involve local experts to help provide enrichment activities to help encourage social skills.

With this in mind we will be holding our first ever auction on Friday 19th April at Bewshea’s by the Beachand would love your support. There will be music and food included within a ticket price.

Here’s how you and your business can help us...

Please consider contributing an item which we can auction to raise funds...Or...
Make a financial donation

We fully appreciate times are hard for everyone so any contribution if that’s possible would be very muchappreciated.

In return for business donations we will promote your business on social media platforms and our eventposters and flyers. For all donations you will get 2 tickets to the event at a reduced price!

Thank you in advance for supporting this important group. Together we can make a difference in the community and we look forward to another 10 years of Bread and Babes!

Kind regards,

Michelle & the Bread and Babes Team



Cornwall Hospice in Downderry has a Hospice Fund Raising team, led by Tina Jefferis, which runs various events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining Tina’s team to assist in running these events team please contact Tina on 01503 250267. Dates of local events can be found in the Nut Tree.‍

Deviock Activities Group (DAG) is an organisation established by a small group of local residents to enable activities to take place in the village

Meetings are held at the Zone (Downderry Methodist Church). A wide range of regular activities take place at the Zone,including exercise classes, craft sessions,W.I, Coffee Morning, Table Tennis, Bread & Babes Parent & Toddler Group & Children's dance, as well as monthly Church services .

It is also available for one off bookings.

Volunteers are needed to help with the day to day running of the building to keep it available to the community.

Enquiries to Viv Parker on 250519 or parkerviv@aol.com. Visit our Facebook page


We currently have 3 spaces for cooptions on our Committee. We are particularly interested in recruiting volunteers to support the development of activities

  • for children & their parents during school holidays
  • for adults-we are open to all ideas!

Volunteers would receive the full support of the organisation & would have the added impetus of working alongside the Zone Steering Group in its quest to gain community ownership as a Health & Well Being Hub.

Committee meetings are held 3/4 times a year.

If you wish to have more information & a chance to talk about your possible involvement please contact me on parkerviv@aol.com.

Thanks you

Viv Parker

Secretary Deviock Activities Group


Deviock Activities Group will be offering a warm welcoming environment with hot drinks & snacks as well as cards & board games & access to sources of support at the following weekly DAG sessions; 

  • Mondays the Craft Cafe, 2 - 4pm: contact Sue: webstersue62@gmail.com   
  • Mondays.  Art Group. 2pm - 4pm. contact Trish: ppcjadams@yahoo.co.uk
  • Wednesdays Coffee and Company 10am-12noon to meet others: contact Viv parkerviv@aol.com
  • Wednesday Table Tennis 6pm-8pm for a game of table tennis contact Maggie: magiluvs2sing@gmail.com
  • Thursday Bread and Babes 10.00 - 11.30am term time: contact Michelle breadandbabes@gmail.com
  • Scalleywags 3.30 - 4.30pm: contact Leanne on leanneronk@yahoo.com
  • All these activities will be on a “pay as you can” basis.
  • For more information: Viv Parker  Deviock Activities Group.  parkerviv@aol.com or 250519 or just come along.



Monday 2pm-4pm £3 bring your own project, try one of our tasters or just come for a cuppa & a chat


contact webstersue62@gmail.com



Wednesdays 10 am -12 noon  £2 NOT JUST A COFFEE MORNING

hot drinks, quizzes, company & activities.      contact elsaguilfoyle@gmail.com

Wednesdays  6pm  TABLE TENNIS

  £2 all levels welcome, all equipment provided: contact magiluvs2sing@gmail.com      


Scalleywags : Activities for children & parents. £3.50/£5 per family & parents   

contact leanneronk@yahoo.com 



Downderry Play Group - Bread and Babes
Play group for bumps, babes, toddlers and pre-schoolers
We bake, we play, we do craft, we eat.
9:30am – 11:30pm, term-time, every Thursday at The Zone, Methodist Church. Main Road Downderry. PL11 3LE.
£3 per family which includes snack bread (homemade) and toppings, tea/coffee & craft materials.
Enjoy some quality time with your 0 – 4 year olds in a structured yet nurturing environment and join in with: baking, crafts, imaginative play, gardening and making new friends.

Downderry and Seaton Village Hall

Downderry & Seaton Pictorial History

Memorial Gardens Downderry volunteers meet 2nd Saturday in month (March to Oct) 10am - 12 Noon. Contact Tim Pullin at email Tim.pullin@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Watch
is a means of helping to keep our village and each other safer and to help keep villains away. It costs nothing to join, you will receive a No Cold Caller and NHW stickers as well as regular updates from Devon and Cornwall Alert. Nigel Jones is our local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and you can contact via DaSRA on 01503 250911 or via info@dasra.co.uk

Looe Marine Conservation:

St Germans Group Parish Pastoral Team have two points of contact:

Downderry – David Watters, Jasione, Front Road, PL11 3JY – 01503 250 521

St Germans – The Revd Canon Lynn Parker, The Vicarage, 17 Quay Road, PL12 – 01503 230 676

St Germans Group Parish Pastoral Team
The churches in the St Germans and Deviock parishes would like to draw attention to their Pastoral Team. We are a group trained by the Diocese of Truro to offer good listening and responsible friendship to anyone at all within the parishes. We know how challenging the situation we are all facing is and how stressful it can be. We may not be able to offer any solutions but we can LISTEN and are bound to treat anything told to us in confidence. We are all fully CRB checked and have undergone safeguarding training as well. If you feel you would like to talk to someone please phone our designated mobile phone number. 07979515100 and be prepared to leave a short message with your phone number. A member of the Pastoral Team will get back to you as soon as possible. The phone is regularly checked throughout the day for messages if it has not been answered when you call. You may find leaflets with more information of our service at point around the villag

St Germans & Area Public Transport Group               see travel information under Travel

Short Mat Bowls Meet every Tuesday 2pm. For details contact Mandy Smith at DownderrryandSeatonVillage Hall  

W.I. Downderry and Seaton Women’s Institute – Inspiring women in this Village for over 100 years!

D&SWI meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month in The Zone, Main Rd, Downderry 2pm- 4pm. We have speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from historical talks to current issues on the environment. We usually have tea and biscuits and occasionally there will be cake, and the opportunity to have a chat. More formal notices are provided by a Newsletter that is sent out in advance of the meeting and members are asked if they have any questions about its contents. We also have other events - keep an eye on The Nut Tree where there is more information about upcoming activities.

In addition to the monthly Members meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month:
Craft group – meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2.00 p.m. and is open to non-members. At this we will usually present a specific craft for you to try, but you are also very welcome to bring along your favourite craft project. Many of the members have specific craft skills and will be able to help you with what you want to do. Most importantly, it is another opportunity to socialise.
Gardening group – we tend the verge garden at Broads Yard Car Park as well as the Boat at Seaton Bridge Car Park.
Book group - on 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm – at various locations.

For more information please contact us at downderryandseatonwi@gmail.com or via Facebook: Downderry and Seaton WI https://www.facebook.com/100094147554874/

The ZONE is a community focused fresh expression of Downderry Methodist Church. For further information contact email here

The Zone is available for hire and is already used by many local groups for a variety of activities. Craft workshops, Village Coffee mornings, Summer Activity Days, Bread & Babes Parent Group, Yoga, Pilates, Away Days for Groups, Women’s Institute, Deviock Parish Council, Parties and Lectures, as well as monthly Methodist Services.

Contact  VIV PARKER at parkerviv@aol.com or 01503 250519 to find out more.


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