society of st vincent de paul
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 – a lay organisation – was established in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions. It has been 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.
Here in Epping SVP members visit people in their homes and in hospital, especially those who are lonely. There is a summer camp for girls and boys. Through SVP our parish provides financial support to four poor parishes in India, and we give mutual support through prayer. "No work of charity is foreign to the Society."
Please contact Paul Ives on 01992 577104
For further information about the work of the SVP visit www.svp.org.uk