We were very privileged to have Canon John Desmond MIllett (R.I.P.) serving as our parish priest  in Chippenham for over 30 years. He was much loved and will never be forgotten. From Saturday 23 October we welcome Father Michael Fountaine to take over as the parish priest of St Mary's. Father MIchael will remain as parish priest of Corsham and will serve the two parishes. There will be an opportunity for all parishioners to meet Father Michael after Mass next weekend when tea/coffee will be served in the hall.

The parishioners of St Mary's are grateful to the visiting priests who have offered to celebrate Masses for us at this difficult time and wepray God's blessing upon them.

Station Hill, Chippenham

Tel: 01249 652404 

Disabled Access is via the new annex on Station Hill

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 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 pews. 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 wear a mask/face covering is where possible. 

Further details about Masses and the future direction of St Mary's can be found on the Bulletin page 


Saturday      23 Oct             5.00pm (Vigil Mass)

Sunday        24 Oct             11.00am     

Tuesday       26 Oct              5.00pm                         

Thursday      28 Oct             12.10pm                              

Saturday       30 Oct              5.00pm                         

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.