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Fr Alex Austin and all the parishioners of St Gregory welcome you to our parish website.

St Gregory’s Stratford-upon Avon, a unique Catholic  Parish, the home of the town’s Catholic community and part of the universal church. It is the birthplace of Shakespeare and is both an historic and a typical English market town which receives many visitors from all over the world.  It is also home to an international community. We are situated on the River Avon in the beautiful countryside of South Warwickshire on the edge of the Cotswolds.

We are a monastic parish run by the Benedictine monks of Douai Abbey in Berkshire. The parish covers the town of Stratford and the nearby villages, including Shottery, Wilmcote and Snitterfield. Unusually it borders no fewer than eight other catholic parishes: Wooton Wawen, Hampton-on-the-Hill, Warwick, Kineton, Shipston, Chipping Campden, Bidford and Alcester.

All who come here to worship and to visit, are warmly welcomed as God’s children and part of God’s family. We hope that they may experience God’s love and a spirit of profound prayer.

St Gregory’s aims to foster that love through personal spiritual development, combined with an active expression of faith by participating in parish life, and by reaching out and caring for the wider community.

This weeks newsletter  This weeks newsletter 15th July

Guild Chapel Mass. Tuesday 10th July: Our annual Parish Mass at the Guild Chapel was celebrated by Father Alex on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 7.00 pm. This is a very special occasion which helps our Parish to keep its links with the historical Chapel. Photos link

Coming up:

Our Lady of Peace. Sunday 9.30 Family Mass .Tea and coffee served after mass every week. Please join us on Sunday 22nd July, at the start of the Summer break- please bring cakes etc. to share, picnic on the grass (weather permitting!)

Strawberry Tea. You are warmly invited to come to our annual Strawberry Tea, which we hope will take place in the Parish Room at 3 pm on Wednesday, 25th July 2018. Tickets cost £3.

Lunch Club meeting. The next meeting date is 10th September 2018.

The Rosary will be said after each Tuesday morning mass for peace in the
Middle East.

Bible Group.  Tuesdays 7.30pm. The Bible Group meets every week to review the following Sunday’s readings.

Holy Hour.  7.00pm on Thursdays.

SVP Meeting Date.  The next meeting dates are 10th & 24th September.

Stratford Foodbank. St. Gregory & Our Lady of Peace continue to donate to the Stratford Food Bank. Items should have a shelf life of at least 3 months and can be left in the box in the church porches. Many thanks to all who have donated so generously.

General:

L.P.S. Parish Car Park opposite church.  The car park is for church use from Saturday 5pm to Sunday 2pm. Parking charges do not apply during these times. Please park ‘efficiently’.

Catholic Newspapers. Copies of “The Universe” and “Catholic Times” are available for a small donation from the church porches.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Congress, 7-9 September  2018. On 7-9 September, over 10,000 people will gather in Liverpool for a most wonderful and historic event, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress (Adoremus).  Parishioners from the parish will be attending. Over 200 people from our Archdiocese have booked to attend the Congress, Please visit the diocesan website link for the full programme and a booking form.

A Year for Priests 2018-2019. On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2018, there began a year of thanksgiving, prayer and celebration for the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. For more information click here.  A Priests Prayer link

Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Mary’s Meals reaches out to people of all faiths and of none. It costs just £13.90 to feed a child for a whole school year, so even the smallest amounts can have a huge impact. Donate online at www.marysmeals.org.uk