Back in 1955, Carmelite friar, Fr. Elias Lynch, founded the Shrine for two reasons: first, because he was responding to the needs of the post-war generation who were looking for hope, and secondly because the Carmelite charism is so deeply rooted in the Word of God. It is therefore fitting that there is a place dedicated to Saint Jude - the Apostle of Hope. Both of Fr. Lynch’s initial reasons are still realities in 2024, and pilgrims find the Shrine to be a place of prayer, peace, and hope. Over the years, it has been called “a jewel” and also “a common meeting ground between Anglicans and Catholics”. All are welcome. 

By using this website, the Shrine of Saint Jude wishes to offer a space that will help people to pray, for themselves and for the people they love. We offer various online services (please click on the boxes below). The Carmelite friars across Britain pray for all friends of Saint Jude and please know that the Apostle will stay with you always - he is a friend to all of us and he is the Apostle of Hope. Read some of our reflections and prayers on hope and help for difficult times.

The newsletter is sent out four times a year - the latest newsletter is below, or have a read of our latest 'Saint Jude Focus'. Please click on the boxes at the bottom of this page to find out more about this special place, too...