Society of St Vincent de Paul


The St Vincent de Paul Society (“SVP”) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. Active in England & Wales since 1844, today it continues to address social and material need in all its many forms.

The aim of the Stourbridge ‘S.V.P’ is to follow the example of Saint Vincent de Paul and our founder Blessed Frederick Osanam, through prayer, by helping the needy in our parish and visiting those who are elderly or housebound. Three times a year we also organise a Mass and tea where transport to church is provided and old friends can enjoy a get together after Mass.

To fund our work we rely on donations from people in the parish and from fund raising events. We also need help from people to let us know where there are families or elderly people who would like our help or a visit. We are very grateful for all the support we receive.

Further information can be obtained from Mary Orchard at or by visiting the national website at