Welcome to our online shop!

Our shop includes various religious items - cards; medals; prayer cards; books; rosaries; statues & much more. This shop supports the presence and ministries of the Carmelite Friars in Great Britain, and the great work of the missions around the world.

For over 800 years, the Carmelite friars have responded to God’s call in Britain and worldwide, and have provided a significant response to the needs of an ever-changing world. The Order seeks the face of the living God not only in prayer and fraternity, but also in service. The National Shrine of Saint Jude is one part of the Carmelite service to God and His people in the British Province. Since 1955, the shrine here in Faversham has been a centre of devotion to Saint Jude in the UK.
 

Featured products

Our Lady medals

Various medals for sale. Please click on one below to purchase.

Birthstone Pendant

Necklace with Birthstone. Please select the month you need from the drop-down list below.

The English Followers of Elijah: Exploring Carmelite History 1

The Carmelite order began as a small group of hermits who settled in a valley on Mount Carmel around 1200. As their numbers grew and the Holy Land became subject to increasing attacks from the Arabs, they spread westwards, making foundations in Cyprus, Messina in Sicily and then in 1242, a group reached England and settled at Hulne Priory in Northumberland and Aylesford in Kent. Over the years, the English Province flourished and reached a peak of thirty-nine houses with nearly 1,000 friars by the end of the 14th century. Then, sadly, in 1538, like all the religious orders, the Carmelites were suppressed by King Henry VIII. During the penal days, individual Carmelites came secretly to care for those who still held to the Catholic faith but it was not until the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 that the Order could establish itself in England again. There are now communities of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance at Aylesford, Faversham, Reading and Newcastle as well as our Discalced Carmelite brethren at Kensington in London, Oxford and Gerard's Cross.

Virtual Candle

Light a candle online and watch it lit up as you pray. The friars will also light one for you at the Shrine. All your prayers and petitions will be left with Saint Jude. God bless.

Birthstone pin

Cross shaped pin with Birthstone. Please select the month you need from the drop-down list below.

Mass Request - Donation

Having a Mass said for the needs of a special person, for a special request, or in thanksgiving has a long history in the Catholic Church. We are honoured to pray with you for your intention. The Mass will be celebrated by the Carmelites at the Shrine of Saint Jude, or in one of the other communities, such as Aylesford Priory or Reading, as well as Carmelite missionaries overseas. Please allow between four to six weeks. Your offering supports our work. Donate whatever you want.

Saint Jude Rose Scented Candle

A beautiful rose scented candle from the Shrine of Saint Jude. It is in a tin, with a distinct, vibrant rose fragrance, intermingled with charred woods, birch, raw amber and deep, rich musks.

Towards a Fuller Life in The Holy Spirit

Scriptural reflections on the person of the Holy Spirit and His work in our lives. Second hand paperback in good condition.