Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.

“Love one another as I have loved you”
John 15:12

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) was established in 1833 by a young Frenchman, Frederick Ozanam, to look after the poor, lonely and destitute in his native Paris. Since then, SVP branches, or Conferences as they are called, are to be found throughout the World. Frederick Ozanam was beatified in 1997.

In our parish, meetings are held every first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, except during the summer – attendance is not compulsory and everyone is most welcome.

At these meetings, there are prayers followed by a discussion – in confidence – of matters arising from activities of the members in the previous week and plans are agreed for any action needed.

Funds are raised mainly by collections at each meeting, although the Parish Priest always helps out with any exceptional needs.

Ask for help

The Society’s aims can be summarised as follows:

If you think the SVP can be of assistance to you, please contact them via the Parish Office.

If you would like to join the SVP, see our Ministries & Groups page for contact details.