Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society (or, as it is often known – the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need, irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.

The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.

We have an active group in this parish and every week our members visit housebound parishioners and people in local nursing/care homes.

If you are interested in joining the SVP or know someone who needs help, please contact Mrs. Anne Taylor on 01233 850235.