Saturday, 20 August 2016

Donate your old foreign or British notes and coins

Many people often have some old foreign coins and banknotes tucked away somewhere in a drawer. If this is you - we are currently looking for a number of coins from the pre-Euro age and any old British coins/notes that are no longer in circulation:
  • Austrian Schilling
  • Belgian Francs
  • Deutsche Mark
  • Dutch Guilders
  • French Francs
  • German Marks
  • Greek Drachmas
  • Irish Pounds
  • Italian Lira
  • Luxembourg Francs
  • Maltese Lira
  • Portuguese Escudos
  • Spanish Pesetas
  • Slovenian Tolars
  • Old British coins/notes no longer in circulation
If you have any of these, please simply send your coins/notes to Carmelite Friars, P.O. Box 140, Kent, ME20 7SJ. Please make sure you have the correct postage on anything you send us. Or, alternatively, you can bring your old coins and notes to the Shrine. All those who send us some old coins/notes will receive a complimentary prayer card as a thank you, so please make sure you send it with your address.

When we convert the currency, the money will be used for the work of the Shrine and the Carmelites in Britain and abroad. 

Thank you.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Photo of the Month - August 2016

Our Photo of the Month is our display board at the Shrine Information Centre. The new series of display panels  tell visitors the story of the National Shrine of Saint Jude.

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.

Back in October last year, we invited the Archbishop of Southwark and the Mayor of Faversham to visit the newly-renovated Shrine Information Centre which provides a welcome to pilgrims throughout the year. The Archbishop of Southwark officially opened the Centre. Photos of the visit can be seen below.

Pilgrims are very welcome to visit our Shrine Information Centre. Open on Monday to Friday during June until September. The Shrine Information Centre includes the beautiful statue of Saint Jude by Adam Kossowski. All welcome.