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. 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.Annes'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 icon below, a PDF document will download.
The Catenian Association is an international body of proudly Catholic laymen and permanent deacons who meet at least once a month in local groups called Circles, to enjoy each other's company and thereby strengthen their family life through friendship, faith and fun! It is open to practising catholic laymen from the age of 18 years. Many of the Circles' activities involve the members' wives and families.
The Roman Catholic Diocese is centered around Lancaster Cathedral in the city of Lancaster,
Lancashire. As a Diocese, it extends along the west of England from the River Ribble in the south
of Preston to the Scottish border, comprising of the counties of Cumbria and much of Lancashire.
The Diocese of Lancaster is currently organised into 9 Daneries, has around 90 active priests, 54 permanent deacons, 12 secondary schools, 86 primary schools & 101 parishes.
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.
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MEDAILLE TRUST - After the meeting at Holy Family with Steven Burrowes, a few of Holy Family and St Anne’s parishioners have got together to discuss ways we can help the new Medaille Trust House in Widnes to kit it out with much needed essentials. Please click on the link for more details on Medaille Trust.
There is a Priest in Charge for both St. Anne Westby and the Holy Family R.C. Church, Lytham Road, Warton. Mass times at Holy Family are 6.30pm on Saturday evenings (Vigil for Sunday) and 10.45am on Sundays. For further details, please click on the logo to be redirected the the Holy Family website.
Not far from St. Anne Church is a small village called Wrea Green. It has a resident population of around 1,800, approximately 630 homes, the largest village green in Lancashire including a large duck pond (known to the locals as 'The Dub') that is home to a fluctuating number of well fed ducks! The village has won "Lancashire's Best Kept Village" award on numerous occasions. Please click on the left icon for more information on the village and its history.
Fylde became a Fairtrade Borough in 2008. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. It’s about supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work. Please click on the logo for further details.
THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY ARE the spiritual benefits of its members, both living and dead, and the relief of hardship, wherever it is encountered, by making grants of money. Please click on the logo to be directed to the website for more details.