Friday, 6 May 2016

Summer Newsletter 2016

The Carmelite News - Summer edition
Our latest issue
Our latest issue
We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Carmelite News is now available to all our on-line subscribers – a whole week before it arrives in the post for the rest of our supporters.
Carmelite News is available to view via a system called Page Tiger. You do not need special software for the on-line magazine and you will be able to print all, or part of it if you wish to do so. The summer issue has all relevant web links enabled so you can click to go directly to any site mentioned. Each newsletter can be read either as a two-page spread or as a single spread. It is also possible to zoom into each page.
In this edition, the Prior Provincial, Fr Tony Lester, O.Carm writes his summer letter to the friends of Saint Jude and discusses a collection of topics, including details of his recent trip to Lourdes with HCPT. The newsletter also includes the latest novena, the on-line shop, and much more.
Remember if you decide you prefer the on-line version and you would like to give up the printed copy, you can do this by simply emailing us at:, or by phoning the Shrine office on 01795 539 214 to make your request.
If you have any problems with access, please email
National Shrine of Saint Jude| Carmelite Friars | P.O. Box 140 | Kent | ME20 7SJ

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Holy Door of Mercy at the National Shrine of Saint Jude

We are very proud to be one of the four 'Doors of Mercy' in Southwark Archdiocese (alongside our sister shrine at Aylesford) during this Year of Mercy, and we encourage the friends of Saint Jude to make a Pilgrimage during this special Jubilee. All welcome.

There will be a procession through the door at our Summer Celebration on 28 May 2016.

If you would like to read more about our door, please read our blog update from our chaplain, and to read about the biblical origins of the Door of Mercy, please read our blog update from renowned biblical scholar, Fr. Craig Morrison, O.Carm.

For details on how to visit the Shrine and our opening times, please see below.

How to get to us
The address of the National Shrine of Saint Jude and Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is:
Whitefriars, 35 Tanners Street,  Faversham,  Kent,  ME13 7JW

By train
Faversham is served by four trains an hour running from London Victoria to either Dover Priory or Ramsgate. There is also a high-speed train link to Faversham from London Kings Cross - St. Pancras. For train times please visit the website of National Rail.

To reach the Shrine by foot (about a 10 minute walk), leave Faversham Railway Station and turn right into Preston Street. When you get to Stone Street turn left and follow along to the end, then follow the directions given below.

By car
The simplest way to travel to Faversham by road is via the M2 (Dover to London motorway). Leave the motorway at Junction 6 on the A251 and follow the signs for Faversham. This will bring you to a T-junction with the A2 London Road. Turn left and continue until you go down the hill into Ospringe. Turn right at the Ship Inn. Follow the road and take the 3rd turning on the left into Napleton Road. Take the first left at the 3 Tuns Public House into Tanners Street. You will pass the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on your right. After the Church and Friary turn right into the large gateway and follow round to the carpark behind the Church. There are steps up from the car park to street level.