Welcome to the SVP Page.
SVP (St Vincent de Paul)
The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP), is an
international Christian voluntary lay organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and
disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of
ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
Our group, known as a “conference,” focuses on the following activities:
• Visiting the sick and housebound
• Providing transport to church when required
· Providing financial support when needed and if possible
· Through a twinned Indian conference, promoting self-sufficiency amongst local people by the provision of goats (again, when funds permit)
If you or your friends/acquaintances know of anyone locally, not necessarily a parishioner or Catholic, who would like to have an occasional visit or could do with some help, please contact SVP President Mick Johnson on 485 4701.
Our conference meets once per month in the Upper Room at St. Ann’s for about 30 minutes on the first Sunday of the month between 8:30 and 10:30 masses, i.e. at about 09:45.