The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of an international Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. Founded in Britain in 1844,
Our 10,000 members, motivated by faith, visit vulnerable or isolated people across England and Wales and offer them friendship and practical support. The essence of our work is person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift.
Inspired by Christ's message to love our neighbour as ourselves, every person in need is inspired by hope together with a sense of dignity, worth, well-being and peace of mind. We seek and find those in need, providing practical support and fellowship in a spirit of justice, while tackling the causes of poverty.
You can find out more about the SVP E&W by clicking on the link above. You can also access an electronic copy of ‘Vincentian Concern’ from the same website.
Parish SVP Group
We meet every two weeks in the parish centre to share in fellowship and discuss our activities. These are detailed in the Quarterly Newsletter that you can find on this page. Our key activities include: visiting the sick and housebound, supporting the Bethany Foodbank, organising annual ‘blessings of the sick’ and Christmas appeals and arranging monthly afternoon socials for members of the parish along with quarterly lunches and get-togethers.
In addition we have a group of Mini Vinnies based in St George & St Teresa’s school who undertake their own ‘Vincentian’ initiatives as well as supporting some of the adult activities.
Help & Support
If you would like to learn more about your parish SVP and its activities, please speak to one of the members or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also support our activities by making a donation via: www.justgiving.com/page/svp-stgandt-1679998973518