The Parish of St Gregory the Great consists of two churches St Gregory the Great in town and Our Lady of Peace in Shottery. The Parish is 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. It borders no fewer than eight other catholic parishes: Wooton Wawen, Hampton-on-the-Hill, Warwick, Kineton, Shipston, Chipping Campden, Bidford and Alcester. 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.