St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, also known as the SVP, is a voluntary Christian organisation founded in 1833 by a group of young Christian lay people. They wanted to put Christian charity into action through person to person contact. The Society was established in England & Wales in 1844. The Society exists in 137 countries throughout the world, including some of the poorest. The SVP is currently active in 1200 parishes across England & Wales.

Holy Cross Conference’s core work is befriending by visiting the elderly, the housebound and the sick. Our conference also provides financial and prayerful support to our twinned conferences in the State of Kerala in Southern India.

We also help out by members of our Conference partaking in the Sunday afternoon rotas for taking disabled patients at Derriford Hospital to the Hospital’s Chapel for Sunday Mass.

Our Conference supports the SVP Community Shop in St. Budeaux Plymouth by collecting and delivering suitable items to the shop for sale.

Our Conference meets every four weeks in the Presbytery. Please see parish newsletter for times and dates of meetings.

If you are interested in joining Holy Cross SVP Conference or would like assistance or a visit from a member of our Conference please contact one of those named below. If you wish to become a member you will need to be DBS* checked.

Parishioners who are members of Holy Cross SVP:

  • Tomas Savage (President)
  • Michael Prout (Secretary)
  • Michael Boon (Treasurer)

For more information, please see the National SVP website.

* Disclosure and Barring Service