Welcome to the parish of Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Church, Alcester Warwickshire.

Our parish forms part of the Douai Abbey Parishes Trust, registered charity number 236962

The parish priest is Fr Paul Gunter

Our History

The Church is situated on Priory Road in Alcester, on the left hand side of the road up from the mini-roundabout in the direction of Studley. It was opened on 19 March 1889. It is served by the English Benedictine Monks of Douai Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, and is a Parish within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The neighbouring Parishes of St Gregory the Great in Stratford-upon-Avon and St Mary’s in Studley are also served by Douai Abbey.

Our team

Father Paul Gunter

Fr Paul Gunter

Parish Priest

Teresa Quick


James Lloyd

Gift Aid Officer

Mike Fletcher

Website Administrator & Chairman of Parish Finance Committee

Joanne Vanson

Safeguarding Officer

Victoria Vanson

Safeguarding Officer