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.
Christmas Eve: Childrens’ Mass: 6pm at Our Lady of Peace. Midnight Mass: 10pm at St Gregorys.
Christmas Day: Family Mass 9.30am at Our Lady of Peace. 11.15am at St Gregory’s.
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for December 2018 is for evangelization: to pray that people who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
Adoremus – some useful links to find out about this recent and wonderful Conference. Go to Faith Development. Resources link
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’.