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Welcome to St. Aidan's

Welcome to our website. We hope you will use it to keep up with Parish news, upcoming events and service times and as a general source of information about our parish community.

SVP

SVP

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is a lay organisation which was established in 1833 by a young Frenchman, Frederick Ozanam, to look after the poor, the lonely and the destitute in his native Paris. Since then SVP branches, or 'Conferences' as they are called, are to be found throughout the world carrying on this work by serving vulnerable members within their communities.

In St. Aidan's parish the main work of the SVP is befriending the housebound and the lonely by visiting them in their homes, care homes, or in hospitals or a hospice. As well as visiting people we also take them out, on an individual basis, maybe a shopping trip, or take a group of them out to, for example, a pantomime or just for a meal and a get-together.

Although our funds are limited, we attempt to assist the vulnerable members of our community with material help which could be in the form of furniture, clothing and bedding, food, etc. whenever and wherever it is needed.

Do you know someone who is housebound and would like one of our members to visit them? Could you help in our service by sparing an hour a week to visit someone? Or would you like to know more about the work of the SVP?

If so email us and we will arrange for a member of the SVP to get in touch with you.

Our branch of the SVP meets every fortnight on a Wednesday evening in the parish room. Meetings usually last no more than an hour.