The aim of the SVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul) is to meet the needs of the poor in body and spirit in our own parish and in the wider world - people of all denominations and none.
The SVP visit the elderly and housebound in their homes and in hospitals. They give financial help to the needy in the area.
The SVP run 3 Tea parties each year, usually in January, June and September. These are attended by around 70 older adults who come to St Augustines for Tea, Sandwiches, Cake and Live entertainment from our wonderful singer.
The SVP support a number of needy families by providing Foodbank vouchers, help with heating, school uniforms, household appliance and furniture and anything else we are asked for! The SVP send children to the St John Bosco camp every year for a holiday full of fun.
Further afield, the Springfield SVP are twinned with two SVP conferences in India. As well as supporting with prayer on a practical level, they have helped fund a baby feeding programme in India and support the work of the SVP in Sudan.
Much of the work of the SVP is confidential, is unknown to others and unsung.
SVP members meet for prayer, support, co-ordination of visits and activities. Friends of the SVP/Auxilary members offer help with activities and transport.
If you would want to know more or are in need of help, please contact Jenny Clayton on 07796 393131 or click here to Email.