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.
Harvest Festival at Our Lady of Peace on 7th October raised a brilliant £120 for Cafod. Grateful thanks to all. Go to photos in Gallery link.
October – the month of the Rosary. The rosary will be said on weekday mornings after Mass.
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for October 2018. Please pray that consecrated religious men and women may better themselves, and be present amongst the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.
Adoremus – some useful links to find out about this recent and wonderful Conference. Go to Faith Development. Resources link
This weeks newsletter link
Bible Group. 7.30pm Tuesdays. 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 is Monday 22nd October.
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.
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’.