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.
Photographs from Christmas eve Mass at Our Lady of Peace link
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for January 2019:
Young People and the Example of Mary: that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the gospel to the world.
Week of Prayer for Christianity 18th – 25th January
The Marriage Preparation Course begins on 26th January.
The RCIA Course for converts begins on 15th February at 7pm in the Presbytery.
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’.