The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need.
What they do
In our parishes the SVP offer practical support through visits and providing aid to those in our community who are in need. They meet on a regular basis for prayer and to discuss their outreach in our community.
How you can help
The SVP are continually looking extra volunteers to help them in their work. Could you spare some time to help those in need in our community?
Our local SVP often make appeals for furniture, clothing and finances to help others in the community. Contact your local SVP representative to find out what they need.
SVP, St Frances of Rome, Ross-on-Wye
For more information contact Honoria Houghton (Chair)
SVP, St Mary’s, Monmouth
Meetings are held once a month, usually on Monday or Thursday at about 9:45 am in the Parish Rooms, St Mary’s R C Church, St Mary’s St.
The Group makes regular visits to about 12 persons and to residents in Gibraltar House Care Home. Members also do their best to respond to direct appeals for help from individuals in difficulties.
During Advent, the Group organises an appeal for, and then delivers, small Christmas gifts to persons and families in need, and to patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Unit at Llanarth Court.
The Group also arranges an annual Mass and Tea for those who find it hard to get to church. This is held at Bridges Community Centre, usually in June, and all parishioners, families and friends, are welcome. Help with transport to and from Bridges is always available.
For details of Monmouth SVP Group, please contact Father Nicholas James or the current chairperson Michael Hargaden.