The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
The Alfreton & Clay Cross SVP meet every other Wednesday, one of our primary functions is to visit the sick and the elderly in our parish. We visit care homes and hospitals and we also visit people in their own homes for a chat and a cup of tea. Some of the people we visit are housebound and have very little contact with other people. One of our other functions is to help people/ families who have fallen on hard times.
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