A warm welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, which is served by the Carmelite friars at Faversham, Kent. The shrine adjoins the parish church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also served by the friars. Since 1955, the shrine has been a centre of devotion to Saint Jude in the UK. Through the contributions of those devoted to the Apostle, we have supported the presence and ministries of the Carmelite Friars in Great Britain, and the great work of the missions around the world.
Saint Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church. Jude is today revered as a saint with widespread devotion among Christians of many denominations, especially Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglicans. Saint Jude is the patron saint of various groups and places, and is best known as the patron of "desperate" or "difficult" cases (a term used in preference to the older title of "hopeless" cases, since with God no situation is hopeless).