The programme of activities during the feast includes regular celebrations of the Eucharist, blessings with the oil of St. Jude, and other devotions. During the celebrations there is a piety stall, a display of Carmelite books, and light refreshments available.
If you are bringing a group of more than 10 people to Faversham for any of the feast celebrations, it is very important that you please contact the Shrine Office in advance so that we have an idea of numbers and can let you know details for coach parking etc. For details of how to contact us please click here.
Feast Celebrations 2019
In 2019 the feast of Saint Jude, 28th October, falls on a Monday. There will be a number of celebrations in Faversham on the day itself and Saturday and Sunday.
Below is a selection of images from previous feast day celebrations at Faversham.
During the celebrations our church is often packed with pilgrims;
it is a joy to see so many sharing their faith in God.
Our Prior Provincial, Fr. Wilfrid, welcoming pilgrims to our new reception centre.
The Mass is at the heart of our feast day celebrations.
Pilgrims often like to take home a souvenir or gift from our piety stall.
Pilgrims joined in prayer with the Carmelite friars.
A pilgrim receiving a blessing.
Prayers being offered by one of the Tamil groups
that visits the Shrine during the feast.
During the feast celebrations we set up a special area for lighting candles.
During the feast many pilgrims come from across Britain and beyond
to pray at the Shrine of St. Jude.
Other special events are held at the National Shrine at different times of the year.