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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. Father Michael Fountaine has now to taken over as the parish priest of St Mary's. Father MIchael remains as parish priest of Corsham and now serves the two parishes. The 2 parishes, although separate, will be in close communion with each other.


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. 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.  


Saturday      19 March                  5.00pm (Ch)

Sunday        20 March                   9.00 am (Cor)

                                                      11.00am (Ch)   

Tuesday       22 March                  12.10pm (Ch)

Wednesday  23 March                  12.00 (Cor)

Thursday      24 March                  12.10 (Ch)

Saturday       26 March                  5.00pm (Ch)


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. Maximum number increased to 75.

Please remember to wear a mask and to sanitise hands on entering church.