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.
Fr Alex’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination and his 70th Birthday Sunday 2nd February 2020. Photos https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLag5EJ
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Birmingham Diocesan Trust (the Archdiocese of Birmingham) has launched a new Whistleblowing Policy. This policy aims to help individuals to raise with confidence, and without having to worry about being victimised, discriminated against or disadvantaged in any way, as a result of any serious concerns (including safeguarding issues) they may have about post-holders, colleagues, their employer, or with how the Trust operates. Find the policy at: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/policies. The Diocese is also a member of Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work, who are leading experts in whistleblowing. They provide confidential advice to individuals regarding whistleblowing – visit – https://protect-advice.org.uk/