National Shrine of Saint Jude
Donate to the Shrine
In particular, the
donations received at the National Shrine of Saint Jude support the formation and training of new brothers in the Order, ensuring that Carmelites can continue to preach the Good News of God's love for all.
As mendicant friars (begging brothers) we depend entirely on the providence of God shown through the support
of God's people, and we pray daily for our benefactors. Please remember
us when you pray. May God, who is never outdone in generosity, through the intercession of
Saint Jude, bless you for your kindness.
If you wish to help support our valuable
work then you can donate in a number of ways.
Donate now online
Through the internet you can give via BT's free MyDonate service. Simply click on the button below to be taken to the
online donation page for the Shrine of Saint Jude. If you're a UK tax-payer you can also donate Gift Aid at no extra cost to you.
Donate by post
You can send a donation - cheques made payable to Carmelite Charitable Trust - direct to the Shrine; for the contact details please click here. If you are a UK tax-payer you can make your donation go further by completing and sending us a Gift Aid declaration. If you would like to make regular donations download a standing order form here.
Donate as you shop
You can help the Carmelites every time you shop on the internet via a website called The Giving
All you need to do is to provide your email address to the
Carmelites' Shrine Office, and we’ll do the rest; to contact us by email click here.
Once we have registered you and sent you details you can shop online at any of the
400+ top retailers who have teamed up with charities via The Giving Machine.
By entering the site through a special portal you can take advantage of the many exclusive special offers and discounts
available to all givers, and every time you shop via The Giving Machine the retailer
pays a sales commission. The Giving Machine converts 75% of this commission
into a donation to the Carmelites so we can use the money for our
Donate in your will
You can also leave a legacy to the Carmelites in your will; for more information please contact the Shrine Office.
Making the most of your kindness
We are very careful to make sure that
your donations are used in a good and proper way. The British Province
of Carmelites is a registered charity (Carmelite Charitable Trust - Reg. No. 1061342) and our accounts are submitted for scrutiny by independent auditors and the Charity Commission.
The group Charity Choice analyse charitable income and expenditure to help donors choose the most efficient charities to give to. In 2014 Charity Choice published a report
that the UK's top 100 charities spend on average 78p in every pound on
charitable activities with 21p spent on income generation and 1p on
governance. We are proud that, as Charity Choice reports,
in the year ending 2014 the Carmelite Charitable Trust spent 85.3p in
every pound on charitable activities and 14.7p on governance and income
generation, which is better than the average of the UK's top 100