Faversham, England: The National Shrine of Saint Jude
About the National Shrine of Saint Jude:
England’s National Shrine of Saint Jude is run under the auspices of the British Province of the Carmelite Friars. It is next to the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is also run by the Friars.
As you walk down a corridor between the Church and the Shrine, you will see magnificent stained glass windows by the artist Richard Joseph King (1907-74), depicting important figures in the tradition of the Carmelite Order.
Inside the Shrine, you will find a relic of Saint Jude, the focal point of the Shrine. Thousands of pilgrims visit the Shrine each year, some in groups and others individually, imploring the aid of Saint Jude.
There are daily Masses, reconciliation on certain days and other devotions. Check their website for Mass schedules, etc. Some pilgrimage groups arrive with their own priest and in that case you can possibly attend one of their Masses if your visit happens to coincide with theirs.
Traveling to the National Shrine of Saint Jude in Faversham:
You can reach the Shrine easily from London: there are four trains per hour from London Victoria Station that will take you to either Dover Priory or Ramsgate. There is also a high-speed train from London Kings Cross-St. Pancras Station that goes to Faversham. For driving instructions, check their website.
Address: 34 Tanners Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7JW, U.K.
GPS coordinates: 51° 18′ 54.4572” N, 0° 53′ 2.8680” E
Tel: +44 1795 539214
e-mail: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Saint Jude in Faversham.