The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of an international Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. Founded in Britain in 1844, they foster diverse and inclusive connections, as a Society that is welcoming of people of all faiths and none. (Credit SVP)
The Young Vincentians programme takes our Vincentian ethos into schools, colleges and parishes, inspiring young people to give their time to volunteer and sow the seeds for a lifetime of service. Building on the work of the Mini Vinnies in primary schools, we have the Youth SVP team for students in years 7 to 9 and B-Attitude for pupils in years 10 and 11.
To compliment the work of our Chaplaincy, we introduced the Faith In Action award. The Faith in Action Award encourages young people to actively develop their relationship with God, deepen their faith and put that faith into action. The pupils involved in this spend time creating resources, planning liturgies and supporting other students in their planning and preparation for Acts of Worship. The Chaplaincy team deliver half-termly assemblies to each year group as living witness to living our their faith.
As part of their role, the Chaplaincy team prepare the chapel for adoration and rosary on Tuesday. The chapel is then transformed into a safe space for pupils on enjoy on Wellbeing Wednesday. On Thursday, they take time to convert this back into a formal place of worship in preparation for our Friday Mass.
Please speak to Mrs Jackson if you wish to become part of this team.