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The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Paris in 1833 to help the disadvantaged in the local communities. Its foundation was inspired by the dedicated life of a French Catholic Priest (now a saint) Vincent de Paul who spent his life serving the poor.

The gap between rich and poor is widening and the number of people trying to cope with illness, old age, debt and disability, is increasing. This is true here in Ipswich, as elsewhere.

What do we do?

Help people locally, of whatever Faith or none, who are suffering poverty in whatever form: loneliness, isolation, illness or material poverty

How do we work?

By visiting homes (in twos) chatting and showing concern and sometimes providing material need.

Could you work with us, to put your concern into action?

If you need further information

Telephone or email St Mary's

01473728115 email:secretary@st-mary.org.uk