What is the SVP? The St. Vincent de Paul Society, also known as the SVP, is a voluntary Christian organisation
founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam and a group of young Christian lay people.
It aims to provide support and help to disadvantaged and marginalised people through person to person contact.
The SVP offers help to anyone in need regardless of creed, age, gender or ethnic and social background. The
Society is active in 137 countries around the world and has over 700,000 volunteer members, both men and women,
young & old.
The SVP Society of England and Wales has its headquarters in London and there are Central Councils, District Councils and Conferences. Full details can be found on the SVP website, www.svp.org.uk or click on the SVP logo.
St Anne's Wesby SVP Conference was formed in 2009 and now has members from the parish of The Holy Cross as well as St.Anne's. The conference is part of the South Fylde District Council and thence the Lancaster Central Council. For further details on SVP, please click on the picture, a PDF document will download.
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. CAFOD believe all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion. CAFOD works alongside people in need to reduce poverty and bring about sustainable change through development and humanitarian programmes.