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                               Welcome to the St Vincent De Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society, 5th Floor, 291-299 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JG

Tel: 0207 407 4644  Email: info@svp.org.uk

The St Vincent de Paul Society  - SVP - is an international Christian voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need, regardless of their faith, colour, race or status. The Society respects religious liberty and values all people.  Active in England & Wales since 1844, today it continues to address social and material need in all its many forms.

Meets weekly on Mondays at 7:00pm in Presbytery.         Contact Jim McColl on 01492 518101

     How to get involved:

It’s easy. If you would like to help in any way and can spare a few hours of your time, please get in touch with us. Your time, enthusiasm and commitment can help make a huge difference to those in need. You can get involved by:

Committing to become an SVP member:- we welcome you to please contact the SVP national office – contact details given above.

Volunteering to help with local SVP projects (contact details for shop and furniture project below)

Offering your professional expertise to support any of our management committees

     Members in St Joseph’s:

We hold regular Conference Meetings (A conference is a small group of committed members meeting regularly to help the needy in a particular locality), we work with those in need in our Parish, we co-operate with local support services.

Visiting those in need and sitting side by side with them remains the core work of the Society. In Colwyn Bay there are for example many lonely old people who would appreciate a friendly face and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea, knowing that someone cares. But the local conference group of members are committed to supporting all who need help, maintaining confidentiality. In some cases support may extend to doing shopping, decorating, gardening, filling in official forms and ensuring they are receiving their statutory benefits. Regular visiting and personal care, with relationships based on trust and friendship are what gives the SVP its unique character.

SVP & Aid to the developing world (the SVP Twinnage Scheme)

A principle objective of the Society is our commitment to person to person support. Therefore all aid directed to the developing world is delivered directly by members of the SVP in the relevant country. In this way we can be assured that donations can be most effectively used, guided and delivered by those directly active in the areas of need.As part of an international organisation, the SVP for England & Wales is particularly aligned under the SVP Twinnage Scheme to supporting needs in India, Romania, Sudan, Grenada and Guyana.

          St Vincent’s Shop in Colwyn Bay Centre

Where the voluntary roles of varying descriptions

and skills extend for example to the inclusion of collection and delivery volunteers,

also of Electrical appliance engineers & PAT testers.

Unit 3  Bay View Centre Sea View Road  Colwyn Bay

LL29 8DG     T: 01492 535 500