Meet The Team

The Shrine Office is based in the Shrine Information Centre. Please contact us here

  • Development Manager - Mr Matthew Betts
  • Shrine Office Team Leader - Miss Nichola May
  • Shrine Office Assistant - Mrs Beverley Mummery
  • Online and Office Assistant - Miss Jilly Taylor (on maternity)
  • Online and Office Assistant - Mrs Federica Holland (maternity cover)
  • Sage and Accounting Assistant - Mrs Debbie Wratten
  • Cleaner - Mrs Sarah Hulme
  • Chaplain - Fr Brendan Grady, O.Carm

Saint Jude Management Group - Fr Brendan Grady, O.Carm (Prior Provincial);  Mrs Sue Bayford; Mr Matthew Betts (Development Manager); Mr Michael Collins (Chair); Fr Francis Kemsley; and Mrs Alison Smith

List of previous Shrine Directors and Chaplains

Before 2008, the Shrine was managed by the Shrine Director who had the dual role of chaplain and manager. However, this was changed after 2008 with the management of the site handled by an office manager, and then later the current Development Manager. A friar took on the role as Chaplain to run the spiritual side.
 
Shrine Director
Brother Anthony McGreal, O.Carm: 1955 - 1965
Fr Conleth Doyle, O.Carm: 1965 - 1975
Fr Bonaventure Fitz-Gerald, O.Carm: 1975 - 1985
Fr Richard Hearne, O.Carm: 1985 - 1987
Fr David Fox, O.Carm: 1987 - 1995
Fr Adrian Wilde, O.Carm: 1995 - 1996
Fr Alphonsus Brennan, O.Carm: 1996 - 1999
Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm: 1999 - 2002
Fr Francis Kemsley, O.Carm: 2002 - 2005
Fr Brendan Grady, O.Carm: 2005 - 2008
 
Chaplain
Fr Piet Wijngaard, O.Carm: 2008 - 2014
Fr Michael Manning, O.Carm: 2014 - 2016
Fr Brendan O'Grady, O.Carm: 2016 - 2021