Parish of St Anne & St Bernard, Liverpool

St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation, providing practical assistance to anyone in need. Our main purpose is to offer people the hand of friendship through befriending visits.


While our motivation stems from our religious belief, we are not here to 'convert' people, or to impose our faith. Our primary goal as our logo suggests, is to turn our concern into action for those in need


Nationally the Society has more than 10,000 members who carry our befriending visits, and nearly 200 staff engaged in a wide variety of projects, providing practical support in the heart of local communities.


The SVP Group (each group is referred to as a 'conference') in our area covers a number of combined parishes – The Parish of St. Anne and St. Bernard, St Patrick and Our Lady Mount Carmel, St. Michael’s and Sacred Heart. We are known as the 'Holy Trinity Conference'.


We meet once a fortnight to discuss the cases of those referred and decide how best to meet their respective needs. Meetings usually last about one hour. Between meetings members visit those referred (referrals are usually made by priests and religious) and provide confidential support and practical help wherever possible. All visits are in made in pairs. All members need to be DBS cleared in accordance with National Safeguarding Standards.


Get involved


If you feel you would like to join the SVP and be part of our growing team, you can contact Peter Crowe, our Conference President, on 07988 376 638, or Email him at


Our work is very rewarding and usually requires but a few hours a week of your free time!

If you would like to know more about the work of the SVP you can visit their dedicated website at




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