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St Vincent de Paul

The conference at St Augustine's consists of 12 full-time members and 10 auxiliary members. As a group they offer prayer, friendship and regular visiting, as well as practical and financial help. Their aim is to befriend all those in need in our community, regardless of their position in life or religion. Visits are made to families, the sick and lonely elderly people in their own homes, nursing homes and hospitals. Families and individuals are given food, furniture, domestic appliances, clothing, fuel grants and financial help. Assistance was given to the unemployed and those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.

Our group meets every fortnight, and new members are very welcome. Leave your name and number at the parish office.

To emphasise the universality of the Society and be a witness of Christian charity in action, St. Augustine's SVP also supports two twinned SVP groups in Southern India; they have also paid for a buffalo in another community. They regularly contribute to a central Disaster Fund, available to make an immediate donation to the SVP in any country where an emergency or disaster occurs.