SVP was founded in France in 1833 by Frederick Ozanam, who sought to serve the poor by following the gospel message ‘I was hungry and you gave me food to eat’. Our Patron is St.Vincent de Paul. We are part of an international Catholic organisation working in 140 countries with people in need, whatever their background, and have been in the Parish since 1930. We are always happy to have new members.
Every year Catford SVP helped families/individuals in the local area, giving support and practical help to people in urgent need, including food and food bank vouchers, clothes, furniture and money.
We are grateful to Holy Cross Parishioners, Holy Cross School (especially our Mini Vinnie group), and the Diamond Club for continuing support.