Thursday, 5 May 2016

Holy Door of Mercy at the National Shrine of Saint Jude

We are very proud to be one of the four 'Doors of Mercy' in Southwark Archdiocese (alongside our sister shrine at Aylesford) during this Year of Mercy, and we encourage the friends of Saint Jude to make a Pilgrimage during this special Jubilee. All welcome.

There will be a procession through the door at our Summer Celebration on 28 May 2016.

If you would like to read more about our door, please read our blog update from our chaplain, and to read about the biblical origins of the Door of Mercy, please read our blog update from renowned biblical scholar, Fr. Craig Morrison, O.Carm.

For details on how to visit the Shrine and our opening times, please see below.

How to get to us
The address of the National Shrine of Saint Jude and Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is:
Whitefriars, 35 Tanners Street,  Faversham,  Kent,  ME13 7JW

By train
Faversham is served by four trains an hour running from London Victoria to either Dover Priory or Ramsgate. There is also a high-speed train link to Faversham from London Kings Cross - St. Pancras. For train times please visit the website of National Rail.

To reach the Shrine by foot (about a 10 minute walk), leave Faversham Railway Station and turn right into Preston Street. When you get to Stone Street turn left and follow along to the end, then follow the directions given below.

By car
The simplest way to travel to Faversham by road is via the M2 (Dover to London motorway). Leave the motorway at Junction 6 on the A251 and follow the signs for Faversham. This will bring you to a T-junction with the A2 London Road. Turn left and continue until you go down the hill into Ospringe. Turn right at the Ship Inn. Follow the road and take the 3rd turning on the left into Napleton Road. Take the first left at the 3 Tuns Public House into Tanners Street. You will pass the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on your right. After the Church and Friary turn right into the large gateway and follow round to the carpark behind the Church. There are steps up from the car park to street level.

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