St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) is a society of Lay Catholics who seek to offer practical help to those in need, both locally and in other countries.

Locally assistance is offered through Prayer, visits and befriending. Loneliness is an increasing issue for many and having someone to share the issues of the day with is so important. This is a big part of the SVP’s work.

For overseas work most Conferences are twined with another SVP Conference in the Third World, and correspond. On a National and International Level the SVP helps to fund projects.

The SVP is an international Catholic organization founded in 1833 by a Young University Student in Paris called Frederick Ozanam. Whilst studying in Paris Frederick Ozanam saw great poverty, so he and six of his companions formed the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help them put their Catholic Christian Faith into action. St. Vincent de Paul was a French Roman Catholic Priest who died in 1660, and was remembered for his care of the poor and those in need. Today, most Roman Catholic Churches have an SVP Conference.

If you are able to volunteer for SVP work we would love to hear from you. Volunteers are much needed and any assistance you can provide would be most welcome. To contact our Parish SVP Conference use the form below.

If you are in need of assistance from the SVP please feel free to use the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

St Vincent de Paul Enquiry