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Shrine of St Jude

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Shrine of St Jude


Shrine of St Jude

Welcome to the web page for the Shrine of St Jude.

Both the Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and the Shrine have an interesting story to tell. 

The church was originally built as a school by the proprietors of the gunpowder factories, for the children of their staff, and later became the Empire Cinema.

The Carmelites who took on the care of the parish in 1926 acquired the site and it has been a church since  1937. A number of well-known and established artists were employed to decorate the Church and later the Shrine, which was built in 1955.

To view a short introduction on You tube about the Shrine click here.

Since then, pilgrims have come here from all over the world to visit and pray at this little shrine to St Jude. It is not a large building, but it has become sacred with the prayers of the many pilgrims who have come here.

Please be assured of our prayers. You may like to leave a prayer intention. Your intentions will be remembered daily at the Shrine. 

If you would like to receive our Newsletter, you can request this via our website. There are, also, instructions on how to find us if you would like to visit.

May God Bless you and yours.

The Carmelite Friars

Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Please visit our Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel page for more information about the church.