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St Jude's Shrine

Timetable of Worship & Directions




Times of Worship
at the National Shrine of Saint Jude in Faversham

(Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

Sunday Masses
6pm Saturday vigil
8am Sunday
10.30am Sunday

Weekday Masses
9.30am Monday - Saturday

Morning Prayer
9.15am Monday - Saturday

Masses on Holy Days of Obligation
9.30am
8pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturdays after 9.30am Mass, and between 5.30-5.45pm

In addition to these times there are often pilgrimage groups who have arranged for Mass and devotions at the Shrine. Feel free to ring before your visit to find out if anything is arranged for the day you intend to come. For our contact details please click here.


Pilgrims at prayer in Faversham.


Directions to the Shrine of St. Jude



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 carpark to street level.

To see a streetmap of Faversham please click here (the arrow indicates the location of the Shrine). For a map on the Faversham community page of this website please click here.



To access the Shrine
Having arrived at Tanners Street, come in through the gate in front of the friary and enter the Church via the Sacristy door on your left. The entrance to the Shrine is via a door at the rear of the Church next to the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There are steps down to the Shrine; for access by wheelchair please contact the Newsletter Office who will open an alternative route.


Pilgrimages by coach

A number of parishes and groups organise occasional coaches from central London to the Carmelite shrines at Aylesford and Faversham, both in Kent. For details of forthcoming coaches please contact the Newsletter Office.

If you are planning to bring a coachload of pilgrims to the Shrine, you must please contact the Newsletter Office beforehand.