The heart & soul of St. Vincent de Paul is the Local SVdP Conference. "Conference" is the vincentian name for our local membership groups. These are often based as part of a local church and/or school community. Members from our conferences make the traditional "home visit" to connect with people from the local community and where necessary they provide food, clothing, furniture, support and mentoring for those in temporary or permanent need. They also gather for a community meeting on a regular basis to pray together and to support each other in their good works. New members are given formation/training and are mentored and supported by experienced members of the conference. Vincentians give freely of themselves to grow spiritually through service to others, giving neighbor-to-neighbor assistance to persons in need.
If you would like to connect with your local St. Vincents group and find out how you can be involved or become a member please fill in the form below and click on submit and we will put you in contact with your local conference representative. Please note this can take a few days to process.
There are adult conferences based in the following areas of Christchurch: Bryndwyr, Burnside, Mariehau, Kaiapoi, New Brighton, Papanui, Rangiora , Addington, Beckenham, City, Halswell, Hoon Hay, Hornby, Sockburn, Woolston, Riccarton