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St Vincent de Paul Society

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Seeking to help those in need them through person to person contact, irrespective of age, colour, creed, gender or ideology.

We are a small group of parishioners linked to the national and international Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP). 

We meet monthly at one of the houses of a member to discuss visits we have made to those in need in our community and to review referrals made from Fr Kevin or other sources and ascertain how we can best assist. 

In many cases the visits we make are simply to address the poverty of loneliness but we have limited funds available to assist financial needs and may be able to call on other funding sources within the Vincentian Family. 

With Fr Kevin’s support we arrange two masses each year, one on or around All Souls Day and one on Shrove Tuesday. We try to get as many of our less youthful parishioners as we can to these events, providing lifts where necessary, and provide lunch afterwards. 

Our annual tea outing to a suitable venue within a few miles of Crowborough seems to be appreciated by all those who attend. 

We can also assist with the collection and provision of furniture and, where possible, provide lifts to mass for the less mobile. 

Through the International Twinnage scheme we are supporting our members in three parishes in rural India with mutual prayer and correspondence and small but regular financial support.

If you want to find out any more information then please do not hesitate to contact us alternatively further information can be found on the following web sites: