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The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic charity which follows the principles of its’ founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Members, both men and women, commit to expressing their Christian values through personal service to their neighbours with a distinctive feature being person to person contact. Help is offered to anyone in need be it friendship, financial, material or advice and support.

The Society operates in branches called conferences which meet regularly to review their work and allocate future work – all in the spirit of prayer and mutual support.

St Peter’s Conference currently has five  members.  Commitments include visiting the sick and elderly or housebound either in their own or residential homes,  food parcels for those in need and financial and material support to our own parishioners and, on occasions, other Edinburgh Conferences who are in need.

The conference also supports the Furniture Project, which supplies and delivers furniture and household goods to families and individuals in need, throughout the Fife and Edinburgh areas.
We also support the Caravan Project which gives families the opportunity of a holiday in one of the Society’s two caravans in Seton Sands Holiday Park

St Peter’s continues to support 1 Conference in Kimberley, South Africa and 2 in India. We have recently been allocated a new Indian Conference( Mount Carmel in Gokhivare ,Vasai West)  to replace Mary Perpetual in Vellore. We also continue to support Humanitarian Assistance Programmes administered by the Society’s Disaster Emergency Committee in Paris.

Twinning News

Recently the St Vincent de Paul Conference of St Peter’s received a letter from our Twin Conference in Kimberly, South Africa telling us about their work.

This is what they wrote:

“We want to thank you for the assistance you give us in order to help the needy.”

They visit two Homes for the Elderly where they give out clothing and pray with the residents. They visit a psychiatric hospital and two other hospitals and assist with funerals.

They distribute food parcels to the poor and  organise children’s parties.

Emmaus News

First of all, let me thank you for the support rendering to our conference.  Hope this letter finds you all in good health. Last 2 years, we were a bit held up due to the Covid epidemic.  Now, it’s almost normal and we are able to do most of our services as usual. Also our conference extends our prayers, regards and wishes to you all.  May God give us strength to render our help and services to the needy.

With Thanks & Regards,

Tony John, President Emmaus Conference

 Thank you

The members of St Peter’s Conference would like to thank Parishioners for their continued financial support . Without this support we would not be able to help those in need locally and abroad. This includes the men and women who call at the church every Sunday morning for support. They are given a small food parcel plus alms and in colder weather socks, gloves and hats for which they are most grateful.

You are fulfilling the words of Jesus recorded in St Matthew’s Gospel 25,40

“I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these sisters and brothers of mine you did it to me.”

The SVDP Conferences of  St Peter’s would welcome more members.

St Peter’s please contact Jacqueline Heron

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