The Shrine was founded by Carmelite friar, Fr Elias Lynch, O.Carm in 1955. As he said later on: “..[the Shrine] all started because [we] reproduced a quarter of a million pictures of Saint Jude, with prayers in honour of Saint Jude, and sent them out to all who called on us….I got more than a surprise. I was caught in a tidal wave. People started sending in masses of thanksgiving to Saint Jude; donations to the Shrine of Saint Jude - which didn't exist...start dealing with a movement like that and you have got something on your hands [so] we decided to create a Shrine of Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr..

By using this website, the Shrine of Saint Jude wishes to offer a space that will help people to pray, for themselves and for the people they love. We offer various online services (please click on the boxes below). The Carmelite friars across Britain pray for all friends of Saint Jude and please know that the Apostle will stay with you always - he is a friend to all of us and he is the Saint of Hope. Read some of our reflections and prayers on hope and help for difficult times. Many people around the world will also be worrying about the invasion of Ukraine and its aftermath, read our reflection on Peace and let us pray together

The newsletter is sent out four times a year. Please click on the boxes at the bottom of this page to find out more about this special place...