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
The Holy Father’s April Prayer Intention. This is for Doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in War Zones, who risk their lives to save others.
SVP Dates: next meeting date is April 15th
Lunch Club Meeting. Next meeting dates 29th April, 20th May, 24th June, 29th July.
Lourdes Pilgrimage. 25th – 31st May 2019. Anyone interested in going on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes this year should contact Sharron Jaggers at www.tangney-tours.com for information, booking forms and brochures. Also available on www.birminghamdoicese.org.uk Please note there will not be a separate parish group going this year.
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’.