Fr Alex Austin and all the parishioners of St Gregory welcome you to our parish website.
St Gregory’s Stratford-upon Avon, is 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 link
RCIA Course for converts begins on 15th February at 7pm in the Presbytery.
SVP Dates: next meeting dates are 18 February, 4 & 18 March, 1 & 15 April.
Parish Committee Meeting: Thursday, 28th February at 7pm in Parish Room.
Altar Servers Club meeting: 20th February, 5pm – 6pm.
Lunch Club Meeting. Next meeting dates 25th February, 18th March, 29th April.
World Day of Prayer: Friday 1st March, 12.15pm at Holy Trinity Church, S/A – Theme: ‘Come Everything is Ready’ All ages are invited to join this Day of Prayer. Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this years’ service encouraging us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. Please note the change of time for this years’ service, which will be followed by Soup and a roll in the Parish Centre across the road from Holy Trinity Church. Everyone is welcome.
Online Lent retreat 2019 – Walking together with Christ. You are invited to join an online retreat by signing up on the website: pathwaystogod.org If you wish to join a local group, weekly meetings are being held in the upper Davenport Room, St Peter’s Parish Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE starting on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm and ending on 12th April. Booking charge £20 payable at the first meeting. For further information contact Peter Dimambro 01926 428399
Life in the Spirit Seminars. What difference can Christianity make to your life? St Gregory’s will be running a series of Life in the Spirit seminars on Wednesday evenings between Easter and Pentecost (24th April – 5th June and Saturday 1st June). If you feel that life is asking you questions that your faith is not answering, this series of seven seminars is a great opportunity to explore what matters and meet new people. Anyone interested in participating please contact Peter Hobbs on 07887 700809. (Further details to follow.)
Adoremus – some useful links to find out about this recent and wonderful Conference. Go to Faith Development. Resources link
L.P.S. Parish Car Park opposite church. The car park is for church use from Saturday 5pm to Sunday 2.45pm. Parking charges do not apply during these times. Please park ‘efficiently’.