SVP - St Vincent de Paul Society
Our aim is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.
The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting people who are sick, lonely, in prison, or suffering from addiction is also a significant proportion of our work. The essence of our work is person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift.
Our 10,000 volunteer members, motivated by their faith, are committed to meaningful and long term befriending. Inspired by the message of the Gospels they seek and find those in need and offer them sincere friendship. They visit them in their homes, in hospital and in care homes on a regular basis and offer additional practical support such as food, furniture or financial help where needed. They also organise trips and events for older and isolated people.
We offer friendship and practical help to all we visit, without regard to faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation. As we visit people in their homes we have strict safeguarding policies and procedures and all visiting members must hold a DBS certificate.
Our core friendship service is complemented by additional areas of activity - community support projects (including community shops, furniture stores and advice centres), youth work, holiday provision and overseas aid.
If you want to find out more about the SVP generally please go to https://www.svp.org.uk
If you would like to find out more about the SVP in Edenbridge please contact
SECOND COLLECTION: This Sunday 29th May is for the Catholic Communications Network (CNN).
NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: Please follow this link for the daily Novena to the Holy Spirit https://mycatholic.life/cathol...
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & BAPTISM: Kindly go to the CHILDREN'S CHURCH corner on the parish website. Download the form , fill it and send to the parish email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN'S LITURGY: Will continue, in St Andrew's Room on Sundays, during 10 am mass. Children above the age of 4 years, are invited to join the group.There will not be any Liturgy from Sunday 29th May, until Sunday 12th June due to the half term break. Parents who wish to volunteer need to be DBS checked for the parish.
JIMMY@S MEMORIAL GARDEN: Next date is to be confirmed.
FOOTBALL FUN for KIDS: This Sunday 29th May after the 10 am mass.
Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugee is a local charity helping to support refugees resettling in the Sevenoaks district, as part of the UK Government's refugee resettlement schemes. We help to support the resettlement of refugee families from Syria and Afghanistan now living in Sevenoaks town, Swanley, New Ash Green, Kemsing, and Eynsford. We provide local practical support - welcoming, help with learning English, finding jobs, help to settle to a different way of life etc – and we make small welfare grants.
We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers where families have recently arrived. We also need rental properties for family housing; an attractive Government package is on offer for any private landlord able to help.
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