Attention all Parish Catechists

For those supporing Children's Liturgy, First Communion and the RCIA.

Upcoming events at the Centre for Catholic Formation

Dear Reverend Father,


May we please draw your attention to the following three events taking place in July.


Firstly, the diocesan day for disability will be held at The Friars, Aylesford on Sunday 2 July. The day will start with Mass in the Relic Chapel (12noon) and will feature drumming, art and circus workshops as well as a mobile zoo. We warmly welcome you and your parishioners to come and join in the celebrations, particularly those families with children who have physical or learning disabilities. We would also appreciate the inclusion of this invitation in your parish newsletter and that the attached flyer be displayed for your parishioners’ benefit.


Secondly, the Centre for Catholic Formation will be hosting a study day for all those who have recently been asked to perform the role of catechist in the parish (no matter the area of sacramental preparation) or anyone you think might be suitable for the role. We will explore, in particular, the vocation of the catechist and the relationships between the different sacraments. Last year’s June day was well-received by all who attended. This year it will be on 8 July at the CCF from 10.30am to 4pm; registration needed ( or 020 8672 7684) as we will be offering a light lunch. Cost for the day: £10.


Lastly, we would like to extend an invitation to you, and any of your parishioners who might be interested, to come to the CCF on the evening of Wednesday 5 July (4pm onwards). Please find an invitation for you and the parish attached. With this open evening, we would hope to explore how we can serve your parish in the future and provide a chance for you to: explore the teaching spaces, library and bookshop; meet the members of the CCF team; hear about the courses and events we offer and enjoy a social evening with light refreshments. We hope to see many of you there.


Kindly note hard copies of posters & invitations regarding the above events will be posted to you early next week.


With our prayers and cordial regards,




Dr Mark Nash

Director of the Centre for Catholic Formation


The Diocesan Catechetical Certificate

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The Friars at Aylesford




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Directions to the National Shrine at Walsingham

Local Retreat Centre at Blackheath

The Sisters of St Andrew offer a quiet and reflective space for short or long retreats or days of quiet and reflection.

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including Taize chants
7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August)
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7th July 2016 10.30am-12.30pm
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11am - 1pm
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National Shrine of St Jude, Faversham

Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is in the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Southwark and is served by friars of the Order of Carmelites.

Roman Catholic Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The parish embraces the town of Faversham and the surrounding area, stretching to Teynham to the east, Lenham, Charing, Old Wives Lees to the south and Dunkirk, Dargate and Waterham to the west. 

Our friendly parish church is in Tanners Street where you will also find the intimate Shrine of St. Jude. The church, shrine and gardens provide a space for tranquillity and peace where you will soon feel at home. 

Members of the Roman Catholic church, we are also part of Churches Together in Kent and are fully committed to exploring and working together with other Christian denominations in the area, people of other faiths and all those who seek meaning in their lives.



Masses for Sunday 
Saturday 6pm 
Sunday 8am, 9am (at Teynham), 10.30am and 6pm. 
Tea & Coffee after the 10.30 am Mass in the Carmel Hall. 

Weekday Mass 
9.30am (unless otherwise stated in the Parish Newsletter) 

Holy Days 
9.30am and 8pm. 

Reconciliation (Confession) 
Saturday 10am, 5.30pm to 5.45pm and at call. 

Morning Prayer 
Monday to Saturday at 9.10am. 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
Tuesday 10.15am to 11.15am and 8pm to 9pm.

St Jude

Beside the parish church is the Shrine of St Jude where pilgrims come from far and wide. 
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Entrance to the church and opening times

The church and Shrine of St. Jude are open at the following times:

  • 8am to 6pm (May to October)
  • 8am to 4pm (November to April, except Christmas Day)

Outside of Mass times, when the main doors of the church are open, access to the church is through the sacristy door. From Tanners Street enter through the gate marked Whitefriars. The sacristy door is on the right. See our Location Map in Quick Links above.

Further information

For further information, please contact:
35 Tanners Street 
Kent ME13 7JW 
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