St Vincent de Paul
The SVP conference of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Colwyn Bay
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need, regardless of their faith, colour, race or status. The Society respects religious liberty and values all people. Active in England & Wales since 1844, today it continues to address social and material need in all its many forms.
SVP Emergency Helpline: 07478354046
The above number can be used by people in our locality who need help or support, i.e. food, electric/gas, furniture or clothing etc. It is also for those who are lonely or require transport to mass or hospital or to the shops.
If you would like to get involved with our work and join the SVP, please get in touch with us. If you are able to spare a few hours, your time, enthusiasm and commitment can help make a huge difference to those in need. You can get involved by:
- Committing to become an SVP member
- Volunteering to help with local SVP projects
- Offering your professional expertise to support any of our management committees
What do we do?
We hold regular Conference Meetings (A conference is a small group of committed members meeting regularly to help the needy in a particular locality), we work with those in need in our Parish and we co-
Visiting those in need and sitting side by side with them remains the core work of the Society. In Colwyn Bay there are for example many lonely old people who would appreciate a friendly face and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea, knowing that someone cares. But the local conference group of members are committed to supporting all who need help, maintaining confidentiality. In some cases support may extend to doing shopping, decorating, gardening, filling in official forms and ensuring they are receiving their statutory benefits. Regular visiting and personal care, with relationships based on trust and friendship are what gives the SVP its unique character.
SVP Food Store
We regularly collect food items for our SVP food store. Donations can be placed in the box in the back porch of the church.
All food stuffs gratefully accepted:
- Powdered or Longlife UHT milk
- Tinned meats (e.g mince, stewed steak, ham, meat casserole)
- Tinned vegetables (e.g potatoes, carrots, peas)
- Tinned beans/spaghetti
- Tinned/packet soups
SVP Charity Shop
There are also volunteering opportunities at the SVP charity shop in The Bay View Shopping Centre in Colwyn Bay. Telephone 01492 535 500 for more information.
SVP National Office:
SVP Romero House
55 Westminster Bridge Road
Latest News from The SVP…
Here is an updated list of cancellations and alterations in parish and parish group activities due to the latest government guidance to avoid social gatherings. Please keep checking this website and our Facebook page or Community Connect group and Twitter page for further changes and updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. ALL MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED – The […]
Our SVP conference are currently assisting a previously homeless individual who has just been provided with unfurnished accommodation. This person requires many things to meet their basic needs for living such as furniture and appliances etc. Do you have any unwanted items on the list below that you could donate to them? If so please get in touch with us […]
SVP is the St Vincent de Paul society. It’s an international Christian charity which tackles poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to people in need. St Vincent de Paul spent most of his life helping the poor. He died in 1660, and the St Vincent de Paul Society was formed in the 19th century. It has been active in […]
The St Vincent de Paul Society were overwhelmed with food donations today, Sunday 8th October. In celebration of Harvest Sunday, parishioners and members of the wider parish community were asked to donate food to the SVP Food Store this week and they did not disappoint. The church was full of generous donations which will be a huge blessing to those […]
Harvest Sunday is the 8th October. The SVP would appreciate if parishioners could bring any food donations along to Sunday mass that day for the SVP Food Store. All food stuffs gratefully accepted: Powdered or Longlife UHT milk Tinned meats (e.g mince, stewed steak, ham, meat casserole) Tinned vegetables (e.g potatoes, carrots, peas) Tinned beans/spaghetti Tinned/packet soups Pasta Rice Cereals […]