IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT CANON JOHN DESMOND MILLETT HAS DIED. HE WILL BE MISSED BEYOND MEASURE BY THE PARISH OF ST MARY'S. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
THERE WILL BE NO WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK.

Parish priest : Rev. Canon J.D. Millett


Station Hill, Chippenham

Tel: 01249 652404 

Disabled Access is via the new annex on Station Hill

For information please email:

chippenham.stmary@cliftondiocese.com

The diocese website can be found at:

 www.cliftondiocese.com   

Vatican website : http://www.vatican.va


 St Mary's Church, which is part of the Diocese of Clifton,   exists to serve the parish of Chippenham and surrounding villages and to announce the gospel of the Lord to all who will hear it. The present church celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011, having been opened in 1936. When it opened there were 35-40 attending Mass, and now there are three Sunday masses each week with around 150 attending each in 'normal' times - so judge for yourselves if St Mary's has a message worth hearing! If you are new to the town, or just visiting, contact us, come and worship with us. You will receive a warm welcome.

St Mary's Church in the current situation

Numbers at all Masses are no longer limited to 50. We can accommodate up to 80 until the first Sunday of advent (28 Nov) when the Sunday obligation resumes. With regards to social distancing, cords have been removed from the long pews at the front of the church but remain at the end of the shorter pews for those who prefer to continue to observe social distancing. There will still be sheets to sign up for Sunday Masses at the front of the church. 

Everyone is asked to use hand sanitiser on entry and wearing a mask/face covering is advised where possible.  

        

THERE WILL BE NO WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK. DETAILS WILL FOLLOW ABOUT SUNDAY MASSES  WHEN ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE  

       

Kitty's cafe team will continue to help with any shopping if needed.  Please contact : 01249 444773

We still need to be vigilant and exercise caution, but there is now light at the end of the tunnel and we look forward to seeing more people at Mass from now on. Maximum number increased to 75.