St Vincent de Paul Society annual Christmas Appeal


The St Vincent de Paul Society is running their annual Christmas Appeal through November. It has been a particularly difficult year for many local families, and we are looking for your assistance to brighten up their Christmas season.


From the weekend 6-7 November we will put out baskets for donations for children’s toys and Christmas hampers in the Narthex. We are looking for toys and festive foods such as hams, cakes, puddings, and other staples that will allow the families have a lovely Christmas dinner which they otherwise could not afford. Donations for the hampers and toys will finish at the Sunday evening Mass of November 28th so they can be packed in early December for distribution.


Finally, we will be running an envelope and bucket collection at Masses on the weekend of 20-21 November for financial contributions that will allow us to support struggling families across Christmas and into 2021.


This is very important, especially this year, with additional families struggling from loss of jobs and income due to the impacts of COVID.


Rev Fr Tom Stevens