MINISTRIES RETREAT: Will be on the 13th July 2019, 10am till 3:30pm. At the Sisters of St Andrew 99 Belmont Hill Lewisham London SE13 5DY. Please all serving in ministries in the parish are encouraged to attend
PASTORAL COMMITTEE MEETING: Postponed till September 2019
ECOLOGICAL CRISIS: There will be a follow up on 21st July with a video session after Mass. Would you love to be part of this? Please register.
DOROTHEA BALL R.I.P: The funeral mass is on Friday, 26th July 2019 at 12 noon in our Church. Parishioners are encouraged to attend. May she rest in peace.
1ST HOLY COMMUNION: Three Children of Our Travellers' Community will receive their 1st Holy Communion on 3rd August 2019 at the 10am Mass. Keep them in your prayers
ST LAWRENCE DAY & BBQ: On the 11th August 2019. Mass at 10am in the church, then the BBQ in the parish garden from 12noon. Come along with your families and friends and Celebrate our Patron saint with us. There will be lots of fun and togetherness in celebrating St Lawrence the Martyr.
Help us Lord, to be good neighbours to all. AMEN
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
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