Saint Vincent de Paul Society

he St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known – the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form. – See more at:

If you have any questions about the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in the parish of Our Lady’s St John’s Wood, please do not hesitate to be in contact with us. If you know anyone who is in great need, please contact the parish office at or by phoning 0207 286 3214