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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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SVP Parish Conference

SVP Parish Conference

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic registered charity organised on a parish by parish basis. Membership is made up of lay volunteers within a parish and other like minded people with similar values within the local community. The main work of the SVP at membership level is person to person contact with individuals and families who need support and assistance including visiting homes, hospitals and residential care homes within the wider parish offering spiritual comfort and material help where it is needed. The parish SVP is also twinned with SVP conferences in India and The Sudan and an annual financial contribution is provided to all three overseas SVP conferences as a commitment to helping the poorer areas of the world.

The parish SVP Conference meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month in the St Austin’s Community Centre at 7:00pm. Meetings usually last about an hour and focus on finding and responding to local needs. New members are always welcome. Contact Mike Starford Conference President Tel No. 07497029024 or email : mikestarford@aol.com