A tour of the Shrine grounds

Outside the Shrine of Saint Jude and church of Mount Carmel lie some other interesting areas for the pilgrim:

Shrine Information Centre and Office

The Shrine Information Centre and Office (refurbished in 2015) holds a permanent display on the history of the Shrine and a celebration of its 60th anniversary. The Information Centre and Offices were originally the newsletter office. 

The series of display panels tell visitors the story of the National Shrine. The Information Centre also includes letters of congratulations to the Shrine on its Diamond Jubilee which have been received from Buckingham Palace, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the then Mayor of Faversham, and the Prior General of the Carmelite Order in Rome.

The Shrine Information Centre was officially opened by the Most. Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark on 28 October 2015.