Garden of Hope

The Saint Jude Garden of Hope is dedicated to all those people who donate to the Annual Fund or for those people you have asked to be remembered through the Annual Fund. If you want to donate towards the creation of our garden, you can do that here.


“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." – Francis Bacon

The gardens orignally were in bad repair, as can be seen in the video, below:

By mid-September 2021, it was nearly complete. Here is a short video on its development:

On 16 September 2021, the Mayor of Faversham, Mrs Alison Reynolds officially opened the new Garden of Hope.

It was blessed by Fr Brendan Grady, O.Carm - Chaplain of the Shrine.

The garden has been created and grown by local garden prize winner, Mick May (pictured below).

Thank you! We are also very grateful to all the local businesses and people who have supported the garden through plants, furniture and much more. Finally, thank you to those who have the supported the garden through prayer and donations.

Afterwards, guests were able to enjoy a lunch prepared by Nic May in the Welcome Centre, and then the Mayor cut the cake donated by Mrs Florinda Bharadwa.

If you are able, please donate towards the upkeep of the garden, here

Thank you to all our guests for sharing the day with us and to the Shrine Office team for facilitating and preparing this event. 

The signs have been painted and created by Mic Redsell. Read more about Mic, here.