The National Shrine of Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr is based in Faversham and is primarily a place of Prayer.
Saint Jude is the patron saint of a number of groups and places, but is best known as the patron of desperate or difficult cases: he is a saint of hope!
The Shrine was founded by the Order of Carmelites in 1955 and was officially opened by Bishop Cyril Cowderoy. Bishop Cyril described the place as "a jewel for the diocese".
In 2020, the Shrine was given five stars by the new guide 'Britain's Pilgrim Places' produced by the British Pilgrimage Trust.