SEE BELOW FOR MASS TIMES THIS WEEK AND FOR INFORMATION ON BOOKING MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS DAY.
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 his first Sunday Masses with us when tea/coffee will be served in the hall.

The parishioners of St Mary's are grateful to the visiting priests who celebrated Masses for us during this difficult time and we pray God's blessing upon them.


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. The Bishops have decided to delay the resumption of the Sunday Mass obligation in the light of continuing COVID concerns. With regards to social distancing, all 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 can be found on the bulletin page.  


MASSES THIS WEEK IN CHIPPENHAM

Saturday      27 Nov             5.00pm (Vigil Mass)

Sunday        28 Nov             11.00am     

Tuesday       30  Nov            5.00pm                     

Thursday       2  Dec            12.15pm funeral Mass

Saturday        4 Dec              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.

If you wish to book a place for Christmas Masses at St Mary's on Christmas Eve (5.00pm)  or Christmas Day (11.00am)  please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-day-mass-tickets-215786281577