At present, we no longer have a St Vincent de Paul Society in our parish. However, below, is some general information about the SVP (St. Vincent de Paul Society), taken from their website.
Befriending is at the heart of what we do.
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. Our 10,000 members, motivated by their 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.
The core befriending service is complemented by Community Support Projects which reflect the needs of our local communities and include over 40 community shops, St Vincent’s Centres, furniture provision, supported accommodation and Approved Premises for offenders leaving prison. We also run several 'special works' including children’s camps and holidays, which offer disadvantaged families and children a much-needed break.
Our Twinnage overseas programme extends to six countries overseas where ‘twinned' SVP groups in England and Wales provide ongoing support to groups in developing countries through prayer, correspondence and financial support.
If you would like to get involved with this in any way, then please speak to Deacon Tony.