Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Greetings

We'd like to wish all the friends of Saint Jude a happy and holy Easter.

Our office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017 and reopens on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 9am.

However, our on-line shop ( continues to be operational and items will be sent out over the Easter period.

If you have any queries, please send them to

May God bless you, Our Lady have you in her keeping, and Saint Jude intercede for you.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Where there is Faith...

In the run up to Easter and the end of Lent, we want to share this very simple prayer:

Where there is Faith, there is Love:
Where there is Love, there is Peace:
Where there is Peace, there is God:
Where there is God, there is no need.

The simplest of prayers are often the best...


Monday, 10 April 2017

Can you donate your old coins?

People often have 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.